Mr. Irvin died of natural causes January 12, 2012 at St. James Hospice in Chicago Heights, Ill.
He was born February 11, 1914 in Christian County to the late Frank Irvin and Ethel Vaughn Irvin.
Eugene was a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church. He had worked for the United States Postal Service and he was also a World War II veteran.
He is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Cole of Chicago, Ill., Denise Garcia of San Diego, Calif. and Dorice Only-Irvin also of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren.