Bruce Edward Irvin
Bruce Edward Irvin
  • February 2, 1944 - August 31, 2017
  • Trotwood, Ohio

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IRVIN, Bruce E. (Butch) age 73 of Dayton, OH passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at his home. He was born in Dayton, OH and graduated from Dunbar High School Class of '63. Bruce was preceded in death by his Mother, Helen M. Reeves (Kenneth-stepfather) and Father, Joseph Irvin; sisters, Roberta Brown, Janice Irvin, Kimberly Reeves and Tonia Reeves; brothers, Jeffery and Terry Reeves and special uncle Raymond Talbott. Bruce is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Nickole D. Carpenter (KJ), son, Rashid Ahmed Johnson; sisters, Delores Wiley, Shirley Thompson, Lynette Irvin and Pamela (James) Bruin; brothers, Kenneth (Seana) and Anthony (Dana) Reeves; grandchildren, Gregory Smith and Kiana Carpenter (PJ), Lifelong Partner, Peggy Penney; aunts and uncles, Carolyn Talbott, Katherine Connors, Virginia Talbott, Richard and Norman Talbott as well as special cousin, Edward Blake. He also leaves to cherish his memories a host of additional siblings, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends: Doug Butteroff, Jake Dailey, Elwin Robinson, Tony McCall, James Higgins, Richard Rudsell, Melvin Ward, Charles Harper, Diane Charles, Mary Duffy, Doris Miller and Sheryl McDonald. Bruce was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center after 27 years of dedicated service. He loved life and dedicated his life to helping others. He was a devoted NASCAR and Cleveland Browns fan and never gave up hope that Cleveland would make a comeback. He thoroughly enjoyed the many family and friends functions he helped to organize and set up: luaus, sips, super bowl celebrations, birthdays and many bus trips to the casinos to get together and have fun! He was such a fun-loving and giving person who will be truly missed by all. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, September 11, 2017 starting at 11:00 am at the Greater Love Christian Church, 2345 Lakeview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45408, followed by a Celebration of Bruce's life at 12:30 pm with Bishop Michael Barringer presiding. Burial will follow at the Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL. Messages of sympathy and support to Bruce's family may be made at: