John R. "Jack" Irving, 88, Marion, passed away in his home Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Fort Wayne to Floyd W. and Ruby Roberta (Brice) Irving.

He was a 1946 graduate of Marion High School and attended Ball State University. He was the co-owner of Irving Brothers Gravel Co. and a member of both the Masonic Lodge and LaFontaine United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing golf.

Survivors include a very special partner of 25 years, Pat A. Rigsbee; son, Mike Irving, Pierceton; daughter, Debbie (Irving) Pearson, S.C.; son-in-law, Ron Pearson, S.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Norma Jean (Clapp) Irving; and brothers, Richard "Dick" and William "Bill".

Family and friends are scheduled to gather to share and remember from 5 pm. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.

A service to celebrate his life is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the funeral home, with additional visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Crystal Jacobson will be officiating with interment following at Grant Memorial Park.

The family's preferred memorial is LaFontaine UMC, 2 W. Kendall St., LaFontaine, IN 46940.

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