James “Jim” Irwin of Hermiston was born on April 26, 1960 in Springfield, Oregon the son of Donald and Kathleen (Hottell) Irwin. He passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019 in Richland, WA at the age of 58.
Jim grew up and attended school in Umatilla. After high school, he join the US Army where he served for two years. He then returned to Eastern Oregon and has resided in Umatilla, Irrigon and Hermiston. He worked as a carpenter and in recycling during his lifetime.
Jim enjoyed camping, fishing, being in the outdoors and playing horseshoes. He has a lot of friends, touched a lot of lives and will be missed by his family and friends. He also enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronnie, Donnie and Ken; sister, Karen.
He is survived by sisters, Ellen Luntsford, Sandi Kellar, Cheryl Irwin and Kathy Barton; his best friend and daughter Chayce Jordyn Phillips: and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.
A Celebration of life will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 P.M. Sunday March 17, 2019 at 201 7th Street Umatilla, OR (past Umatilla Senior Center facility). Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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