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Charles Lewis "Charlie" Irvin, Jr.

November 14, 1935 — July 23, 2023

Battle Creek,

Charles Lewis "Charlie" Irvin, Jr.



Charles Lewis “Charlie” Irvin, Jr., 87 of Battle Creek, Michigan died at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Charlie was born November 14, 1935, in Willamsport, Pennsylvania to Charles Lewis and Laura (Stewart) Irvin, Sr. He grew up in Roseville, New York, where he attended school. Charlie honorably served his country in U.S. Army. He was employed as a paint repairman for Ford Motor Company in Wixsom, MI for 27 years and after retiring worked parttime for Hoosier RV Transport in Bristol, Indiana.

Charles Lewis Irvin, Jr. was united in marriage to Judith Lynne (Baker) Landon on July 12, 2008, in Battle Creek. Surviving are his wife, Judy; sons, Charles L. Irvin, III, James Irvin and John A. Irvin; a daughter, Debbie (Ken) O’Neil; two stepdaughters, Lisa (Mark Persons) White, Penny (Tim) Newland; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Irvin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two nieces. He was preceded in death by an infant son, John; a stepdaughter, Tabatha Glick; a former wife, Audrey Dawson Irvin; and a brother, Henry “Hank” Irvin.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Harrison, MI. Charlie enjoyed NASCAR racing, bowling, going to horse shows, watching the Detroit Tigers play and eating out with friends. He will be remembered as a very sociable, outgoing person and loved to visit with everyone.

A service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2023.   

Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 W Dickman Rd, Augusta, MI 49012

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