John was a Navy WWII veteran, serving on a mine sweeper from 1943-46. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Salina Coin Club, Masonic Lodge #60, Isis Temple Oriental Band, and Jesters Court #94. John was a long-time employee of Long-McArthur and considered everyone there his second family.
He is survived by: his wife of 70 years, Dona (Foss) Irwin; daughter, Janice Woods of Abilene; grandchildren, Erin Woods of Topeka, Lindsay Eddie (Rian) of Manhattan, and Tyler Woods of Carlton; great-grandchildren, Leena Dean and Carson Lynn Eddie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
John was preceded in death by: his parents; and daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Lynn Irwin.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, with family present 5-7 p.m. at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at First United Methodist Church, Salina, with interment in Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Isis Shrine Travel Fund for Children, or First United Methodist Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary.