Richard "Dick" L. Irwin

Born: Thu., Aug. 28, 1947
Died: Thu., May 11, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 15, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Richard “Dick” L. Irwin, 69, Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Hospital.  He was born August 28, 1947, in Kokomo, to James E. and Opal (Denison) Irwin.

Dick graduated from Kokomo High School in 1965. He was an entrepreneur from an early age with a great work ethic, and he was the owner of several businesses throughout his life, including Kokomo Bargain Center, Off-Price World and KMB Enterprises. Dick had a great sense of humor, could make anyone smile without fail and had an affectionate nickname for those close to him. He was passionate about his eBay business and enjoyed Nascar Racing, NBA Basketball, working in his yard, and at one time he had a sizable classic car collection. He loved his family and cherished spending time with his grandkids and attending their sporting events.

He is survived by his children, Bart (Nicole) Irwin, Kokomo; Michelle Irwin, Kokomo; and Kacy Irwin, Chicago, Illinois; two grandchildren, Payton and Kylie Irwin; sister, Janice (Moe) Sprong; half-sister, Lisa (Bill) Bandelier; step-brother, Steve (Candy Flynn) Turner; step-sister, Dana (Don Nesvig) Bolinger; sister-in-law, Kathy Irwin; his first wife and mother of Bart and Michelle, Wanda Johnson; second wife and mother of Kacy, Janelle Ross; and special friend, Faith Hulet.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Irwin; and sisters, Norma Jean Harpst, Marlene Pat Sokol and Judy Strasser.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Ron Meyer officiating.  Private burial will take place at a later date in Albright Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence may be expressed online at

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Cassius Wright
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Kacy, so sorry for this loss and the difficult time it causes. You are a wonderful person because of the lessons you learned from your dad and you will carry that with you for your entire life. I recall you speaking about him one morning in our sales meeting and your love and appreciation for him was so very apparent. Cherish your times together and know that he is proud of who and what you have become. If you ever want to talk or just vent you know where to find me- wishing you comfort and resilience :)

LeeAnn Elliott Salmons
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss your family will be in my prayers. I worked for Dick at KMB in Greentown and lived next door to them. I have fond memories of Dick as he was one of my very first bosses. He had a wonderful sense of humor and his laugh was a joy to hear.