Brown Funeral Home


John Doran Ireland

December 16, 1938October 13, 2020

John Doran Ireland, of Grand Blanc, passed away on October 13, 2020 at 81 years of age.

Beloved husband of Joy; adored father of John (Andrea), James (Ann), Jennifer (Gerald), Jason (Summer), and the late Joretta (Michael); blessed to be a grandpa to an extended family of 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

John was a member of the Jaycee's, Davison Meadows Baptist Church, and a community Probation Officer. He proudly retired from the US Army in 1998 and from General Motors after 42 years in skilled trade.

The family will greet friends from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the above location. Visitation from 10:00am until time of service. Interment with military honors following at Crestwood Cemetery.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


John Doran Ireland

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Phil & Betty Forster

October 17, 2020

Joy and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family in this difficult time. R.I.P John (Jack)

Ann Ireland

October 15, 2020

Michael Rynca

October 15, 2020

I remember when my father in law gave away his beautiful daughter Joretta Marie to me at our wedding on 7/29/78.
It was the best day of my life. I have many memories of him throughout the years. He was a good husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Michael A Rynca

Darla Darling

October 15, 2020

I met John and Joy at one of their family gatherings, Evan thoe neither one knew me from adam, they both were very kind and friendly.
All their children are as giving as they are. They come from good parenting.
John was a good man, making sure I was taken care of when he saw me come in with a walker, Evan thoe he was in a hospital bed.
Rest easy John, you deserve it. I hope your feeling pain free and as spry as a twenty yr old😌

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