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.