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Irish, Kenneth Charles

News & Advance - 4/16/2018

Kenneth Charles Irish, 89, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Lynchburg. Born in Rensselaer, New York, Mr. Irish was the son of the late Royal and Marcella Irish. He was a long time member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of the Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association. Surviving are his son, Michael S. Irish (Kim) of Madison Heights; daughter, Debbie Jennings (Charles) of Elon; grandchildren, Amy Falls (Caleb), Elizabeth N. Irish and Patrick Irish; six great-grandchildren, Karly Falls, Landry Falls, Kaylee Robey, Ryan Robey, Kierstin Alkire and Patrick Irish Jr.; brother, Glenn; sisters, Gladys and Ruth; and sister-in-law, Helene McDaniel of Winchester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Gouldthorpe Irish; and his granddaughter, Kelly Michelle Jennings. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Amherst Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #16. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 732 High Peak Road, Monroe, VA 24574. Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church. Driskill Funeral Chapel of Amherst. www.DriskillFuneral.com.


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