Pastor C. ED IRWIN Born 09/28/1937 in Chattanooga, TN Promoted to Glory 06/28/2020 from home in Smyrna, TN Preceded in death by his parents David Clyde Irwin and Winona Wilson Irwin and son David Irwin and daughter Marla Ruth Byrd. Survived by his wife, Rebecca A. Raught Irwin, his 1st wife Catherine Ewton, son Randal Irwin, daughter Lori Zeller (husband Keith Zeller), two granddaughters, Olivia and Amelia Zeller, and grandson, Patrick David Irwin. Also survived by his step-son Joel Raught (wife Timber) and step daughter Sandi Phillips (husband Dale) and step- grandchildren, Logan, Kayla and Emily Phillips; Raymond, Heather, Amber and Onyx Raught. Pastor Ed was a retired Nazarene Elder, retired from River of Life Assembly of God as an assistant pastor, retired from Smyrna Church of God and current assistant pastor of Mt. Vernon Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Ed’s love for Gospel music was evident in his piano and organ playing as well in the Gospel songs he wrote. Several of these Gospel songs we sung by the Speer Family, Jimmy Snow, Trevecca Choir, the Dignity Quartet, the Chuck Wagon Gang the Imperials and others. While preaching and music were an integral part of what Pastor Ed did, visiting those in need and praying with them was the essence of who he was. He never met a stranger and was loved and will be missed by all. Services will be streamed live from River of Life Youtube channel The River on Sunday July 12th at 2PM. Only family is allowed on site. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to the Gideons for Bibles or River of Life for the Building Program.