Carl Ray McIrvin, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McIrvin was born May 15, 1940 in Wray, Colorado.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1970 and was a member of DAV and VFW.  He had worked at Soapy Suds Laundromat and enjoyed fishing and watching wildlife.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky Allen McIrvin and James Robert McIrvin and daughter, Tina Marie Jones; brothers, Lawrence “Larry” McIrvin and Alfred McIrvin; 12 grandchildren, Misty Michaels, Sky, Sabrina, Joshua, James H., James L., Thomas and Kathran McIrvin, Cody Ingram, Brad Jones, Brandon Clark, and Amanda Knight; as well as 9 great-grandchildren, Eli McIrvin, Zane McIrvin, Jaxson Ingram, Dakota and Paige Michaels, Elija and Caden West and Kenda and Quinton Burnett; and special friends, Steve Sullivan, Ray Aubuchon and Dewayne Beller.

He is preceded in death by his father, Winfield Scott McIrvin and mother, Julia (Cummingore) McIrvin; sister, Louise McIrvin and brothers, Ora and William Albert McIrvin.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. April 3, 2017 in the chapel with Bro. Raymond Nelson officiating.  He will be laid to rest at 12 noon in the Mo. State Veteran Cemetery, in Bloomfield, with full military honors.