Funeral services for Robert Cecil McIrvin Jr., 62, will be will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Salty Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. McIrvin fought a valiant battle against cancer for over 14 months, losing his battle on Dec. 4.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1949, at the home of his grandparents in the Bethlehem community, four miles north of Rockdale. He was the son of Robert Cecil McIrvin Sr. and Lucille Luetge.

Mr. McIrvin grew up on the family farm.

He was baptized in Peace Lutheran Church on Feb. 13, 1949 and was confirmed on June 30, 1963.

Mr. McIr vin attended and graduated from the Rockdale school system in 1968.

After high school, he attended railroad school in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a brakeman on the railroad for one year.

In 1970, he went to work for IGC and worked there until the company was sold to Alcoa. He continued to work for Alcoa until his retirement.

On Dec. 23, 1970, he married Judy Enderson in Milam County.

On April 9, 1979, he married Erma Regina Harper in Bexar County.

From his younger days and throughout his life, Mr. McIrvin enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed telling stories about his many deer hunting experiences.

He also enjoyed spending time with his boys and other family members and his many friends.

Mr. McIrvin was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Luetge McIrvin, on Jan. 8, 1984; his father, Robert Cecil McIrvin Sr., on Sept. 7, 2001; a sister, Donna LaNell McIrvin, on Oct. 30, 2010; and his grandparents, Otto and Selma Luetge and Orley and Goldie McIrvin.

Sur v ivors a re his for mer wife, Dixie McIrvin, and two sons, Justin Vaughn McIrvin and Ryan Scott McIrvin, all of Cedar Park; three sisters, Shirley McIrvin, Delores Beran and Debbie McIrvin, all of Rockdale; and two nephews, Corey McIrvin and Alvin Beran and niece, Tracy Beran.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Stephens, Corey McIrvin, Raymond Prazak, Manuel Norman, Barry Methvin, Gary Wadlington, Nelard Finch and Gene Nadeau.

Honorary pallbearers are Gene Lane and Paul Heintze.

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