Charles Franklin Irwin, age 58 of 267 Spicer Mountain Road, Sparta, NC passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, NC.

He was born January 23, 1961 in Grayson County, Virginia to Kemp and Christine Mabe Irwin. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Ham. Charles loved to work on motors, take things apart and put them back together, and driving. He is survived by his wife, Kim Irwin of the home; one daughter, Keyla Edwards and husband Tommy of Sparta; two stepsons, Billy Whitaker and wife Jessica of Galax, VA, Raymond Whitaker of Sparta; eight grandchildren, Mya Edwards, Cody Irwin, Bishop Whitaker, Braeden Whitaker, Byram Whitaker, Alex Whitaker, Allison Whitaker, Asher Whitaker, and Adriana Whitaker; his parents, Kemp and Christine of Sparta. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Charles at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Ralph Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Stratford community. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home, other times at the residence, and the home of his parents at 107 Spicer Mountain Road, Sparta, NC. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Tom Atwood, 1952 US Hwy 221, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Alleghany In Motion.

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