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Melvin C. Irby ‘Doc’ April 29, 1939 - September 16, 2022

Date of Funeral

September 20, 2022

Melvin C. Irby, ‘Doc’, 83, of Belton, SC, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at his residence.

Born in Greenville, SC on April 29, 1939; he was the son of the late Benjamin and Elsie Chapman Irby and was married to the late Peggy P. Irby, celebrating 59 years of marriage.  He was a member of Beech Springs Pentecostal Church, and he retired from Headquarters Station of South Greenville Fire Department after 32 years of service with the rank of Lieutenant.  Melvin was a loving father, papa, and friend to all, as affectionally known as ‘Doc’.

He is survived by his children:  Lisa Fetherolf (Mack), Donna Irby (Tony), and Angel Arrowood (Travis); brother, Tom Irby; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife; he is also predeceased by four brothers.

Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1pm officiated by Pastor Eric Boggs at Beech Springs Pentecostal Church, 125 Cooley Bridge Road, Hwy 247, Belton, SC.  Burial will follow at Old Beech Springs Church Cemetery with firefighter honors.

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday at the church from 11am – 1pm.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family.

Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1pm officiated by Pastor Eric Boggs at Beech Springs Pentecostal Church, 125 Cooley Bridge Road, Hwy 247, Belton, SC.  Burial will follow at Old Beech Springs Church Cemetery with firefighter honors.

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    Angel says

    My sweet precious Daddy, you gained your wings. My heart is broken, I miss you so much already and can’t imagine life without you. I will continue to make you proud of the daughter you raised. I love you so very much. This is not goodbye only cya on the other side. Your baby girl, Angel

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    Brian Berg says

    Rest in Peace Doc, we have the watch brother.

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    Justin says

    praying for your family.

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    Tammy Yeargin says

    A life well lived, a father of faith and a faithful friend to all who knew and loved him. Touching others through kindness, generous with his love and devoted to his family. What a lovely man God created and watched over with great care. Gods grace blankets the family, his love gently holds their tender hearts. With my eyes closed, head bowed and knees on the ground. I thank God for the friendship of Melvin’s daughter Angel and what she means to me. Her loving parents molded her heart to be present in the lives of others in need. To be open, forgiving, kind and humble. Melvin leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness for others to follow.

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    Crystal (Granddaughter) says

    My precious papa irby!! You were loved by us all and I will always remember the hugs and the ” I love you Sugar” as you would always say!!! You will forever be missed! You were such a beautiful soul and words can’t begin to explain how much I love you!!! Rest in peace now papa!! Til we see you again! I love you!

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    Paige Kochis-Bass says

    What an amazing man, with an amazing legacy and wonderful family. I am keeping you all in my prayers and asking God to ease your hearts.

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