Harold R. Irvin

Born: Sun., Feb. 5, 1928
Died: Mon., Jul. 10, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 14, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Fri., Jul. 14, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers


Harold Ray Irvin, 89, of Oblong, IL passed away on Monday July 10, 2017 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Born in Lawrence County, IL (Parker Pool Area) on February 5, 1928 he was the son of John A. and Hazel (McClure) Irvin. On July 19, 1964 he married Phyllis (Antonio) Irvin.  

Harold served in the Army Air Force during WWII stationed in the Manila Islands. He was baptized June 22, 1941 at the Flat Rock Baptist Church. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Robinson and the Robinson High School Class of 1945, where he was on the track and basketball teams. Harold was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Robinson, IL. Harold started with the Ohio Oil Company in 1945, in the Holmes Manly unit and retired from the lab at Marathon Oil Company in 1984 after 38 ½ years with the company. Harold had started painting when he was sixteen and painted part time until 2004. He also owned and ran Thoroughbred Race Horses. In his earlier years Harold had owned a stock car, which was driven by Harold Allen. Harold had also been a part time flagger at the Crawford County Track and the Terre Haute Action Track. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan as well. Harold had always been involved in the local baseball and softball leagues; from the boys little league, the girls Lincoln Trail League up to the West Union women’s league as either a coach or assistant coach. Harold was a loving husband, dad and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years Phyllis Irvin, Oblong, IL; one son and daughter-in-law Larry and Luann Irvin, Robinson, IL; three daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Terry Hill, Newburgh, IN, Connie and Bryon Whiston, Robinson, IL, and Annita and Dan Jackson, Greenville, IL; six grandchildren Alan Hill, Chandler, IN, Lori and Quentin Wilkerson, Newburgh, IN, Shannon Irvin, Paxton, IL, Erica Smith, Robinson, IL, John and Courtney Whiston, West York, IL, and Katie Whiston, Robinson, IL along with 15 great grandchildren. Harold was also survived by one brother and sister-in-law Cecil and Norma Irvin, McKenny, TX; two sisters and brother-in-law Marjorie Raley, Plainfield, IN and Carolyn and Wallace Leggett, Robinson, IL; brother-in-law Norvil Coulter and three sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Peggy Hill, Betty Jo and David Newlin, Neva Antonio, along with several nieces, nephews, cousin and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, first wife Betty Rose (Pifer) Irvin; brothers and sisters-in-law Russell and Nina Irvin, Kenneth and Ruth Irvin and infant brother Max Eugene; brothers-in-law Robert Titsworth, Wayne Raley and Bill Antonio; sisters and brothers-in-law Delene and Vince Hurn and Marilyn and Glenn Tracy and Rhonda Goff.

Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. until service time on Friday. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital or the Riley’s Children’s Hospital of Indianapolis with envelopes available at or may be sent to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Wayne Baud
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Wayne .

Truely, loving memories of Harold and his entire family. From the entire Colorado Baud family, we express our sorrow for your loss. We pray for Harold to have entered eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ. May we all meet again in His presence!

Toni Calvert
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
My condolences to all....I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jim Fox
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Larry, Sorry to here of your lost, your dad was a great man, to whom I respected and was a great friend. Coach Fox

John and Twyla Boa
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
Phyllis and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs for all.

Image: dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Copyright © 2018 Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |