Mr. Harry Clark Irwin

February 17, 1961July 3, 2013

Harry Clark Irwin, Sr., age 52, died July 3, 2013 in Lumberton, TX. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX with Rev. Harry Clark Irwin, Jr. and Rev. Bill Morgan officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery in Cape Coral, FL. Mr. Irwin was born on February 17, 1961 in Chicago Heights, IL. He was a former resident of Odessa, TX for over 30 years before moving to Lumberton, TX five years ago. Harry was a beloved husband, father and P-Paw. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his trumpet, golf and Texas Hold’em. Harry worked in the emergency response and security department for Flint Hills Resources in Port Arthur. He loved his job and dedicating his time to the Flint Hills fire department. He was known by “Chief Irwin”. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Earl Irwin and his step father, William “Bill” Downs. Grandparents, Nolen and Euna Downs, Earl and Edith Austin and John and Bernice Irwin. Niece Candice Pridemore and Nephew Nathan Santeford. Father-in-law John Santeford and grandparents Joseph and Effie DeWaard. Survivors include his wife, Patty Irwin of Lumberton, TX. Father, Fred Irwin of Punta Gorda, FL and his mother Susie Mae Downs of Beaumont, TX. A son, Rev. Harry Clark Irwin Jr. and his wife Natalee of Ft. Worth, TX. Two daughters, Kristian Anne Shoffner and her husband Luke of Newton, NC and Jennifer Marie Irwin of Lumberton, TX. A brother, Ronnie Irwin of Crownpoint, Indiana and a sister, Diana Valdez and her husband Johnny of Beaumont, TX. Nephew Andrew Pridemore and his wife Caitlin Pridemore, nephew Austin Pridemore and Niece Brittany Santeford. Mother-in-law Pat Santeford. Brother-in-law Larry Santeford and his wife Cindi. Three grandchildren, Landon William, London Joy and Logan Clark Shoffner.


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Dennis Hart family

October 6, 2013

We just found out about this and are greatly saddened. No doubt my dear friend is with The Lord

George Vorce

July 19, 2013

Harry was an absolute pleasure to work with over the years at the complex in Odessa. I miss Harry. May our Lord God comfort you during this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.

Nick Walker

July 11, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Harry in Odessa, TX & Port Arthur, TX for Flint Hills Resources. Harry was a dedicated employee and a good friend. Our prayers are with Patty and the family, and we take comfort that Harry is with our Lord and Savior now.

Wendy Young

July 11, 2013

Looking at the pictures in your gallery brought back fun times of our Odrssa days with y'all. We had no idea you all were thirty minutes from us these last five years. You have a beautiful family and God has truly blessed you all as well as us. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Love y'all
The Young's

Stephanie Wilcox

July 11, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Praying for peace and comfort.

Andrea Williams

July 10, 2013

Jeff, Zach and I are so thankful for the times we were able to spend with Harry and you especially during this last year. Just remembering the fun times we had in that "Young Marrieds" class brings a smile to my face. Harry was one in a million and I'm so blessed to have been in his circle of friends. I love you Patty. We're here for you anytime!

Ken Poston

July 9, 2013

Patty, we just got back in town this morning (Tuesday) and were so sad to hear of your loss. God Bless you and your family and know that we support and pray for you. Ken and Brenda Poston

Ryan Gibbs

July 9, 2013

To the Irwin Family,

Please know the wonderful memories I have of Harry and your home in Odessa, TX. Harry taught me the lesson of Christian hospitality and charity in the best way possible, by living it out in front of me through his kind words, heartfelt actions, and loving embraces. We are all appointed to die, but only men like Harry Irwin chose to live such a meaningful, Christ-centered life...that is what I will remember! Please know my family grieves for your loss, but rejoice all the same with you for Harry. God bless each of you. You have each spoke into our lives more than you know.

With Love,

Ryan & Raynie Gibbs

July 9, 2013

Patty my heart goes out to all of you at this time. He truly was a special man and he was such an huge influence on Dan, he loves his uncle Harry. Jody

Sandy Barnes

July 9, 2013

Patty,I was saddened to hear of Harry's passing. Will be praying God will give you and your family strength during this time. God Bless You and Your Family. Sandy and Jim Barnes