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January 25, 1941 - May 5, 2019
Larry Dean Irwin, 78, passed away peacefully at home with his wife Linda at his side. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Woodlawn Chapel, Lacey Washington.
Larry was born on January 25, 1941 in Lacey, Washington. His childhood was spent in the Lacey ,Olympia, Shelton, and Anaheim, areas . After graduating from Olympia High School, he moved to Crescent City, California to work in the plywood industry. In his spare time, he enjoyed serving as a police support volunteer. It was in Crescent City that he met his wife, Linda. They married in 1961 and welcomed the first two children before moving back to Olympia in 1968 where they had a third child. He enjoyed his work of 45 years as an Operator Engineer.
He was an active member of The First Baptist Church of Lacey, serving as a deacon and one of the founders of the Seamen’s Ministry. In later years, he was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, helping to clear the land for the building and performed mission services in Alaska.
Larry is remembered for his willingness to lend a helping hand and his great, big smile. He could make joke out of anything and shared his contagious laugh with everyone he met. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing.
Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years Linda, daughter, Lisa Bloomquist, son, Lonnie Irwin, daughter; Leanne Marty, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.