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Joseph James Irvine, Sr.

Joseph James Irvine, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.  A memorial service was held in Winterville, N.C.

Joseph, son of the late Freeman and Susie Irvine, lived in Rochester for many years.  He retired as a recruiter for the Army National Guard and later worked in security for the Federal Government.  He moved to Greenville in 1997 to be near his daughter, Lisa Moore.  He loved to travel, had a heart of gold and will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Irvine, Jr; his brother, Freeman Irvine, Jr. and his sister, Juanita McCray.

Joseph is survived by his children, Lisa Moore and husband Hertford, of Winterville, N.C.; Debra Phillips, Patrick Irvine and wife Christina, all of Fl.; Sheila Wimberly and husband Joe of Cleveland, Oh.; and Shanta Thompson of Rochester, N.Y.; Tracy Porter of Los Angeles, Ca.; Sherry Mitchell and husband Harry, and Delores Raines and husband Pint, all of Madison, Fl.; sisters, Mattie Marshall and Essie Mae Mobley; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Smith Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenville, N.C.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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