James R. Irwin II

  • Born: September 3, 1945
  • Died: January 14, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Ross Irwin, II was born on September 3, 1945, in San Antonio to Virginia Lee Pulliam Irwin and Paul Ross Irwin. He attended all grades and graduated from Alamo Heights Schools, attended San Antonio Junior College for two years, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was selected to serve as an Airborne Reconnaissance Specialist in the Security Services as a Russian Linguist. After 4 years of service, he received an honorable discharge holding the rank of Staff Sergeant. He then joined his father in the family business, Audiphone Company of South Texas. He earned his Master's Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979.

While in El Paso, he met his future wife, Pamela Lorraine Walters, whom he married at St. Matthews Catholic Church in El Paso, June 5, 1981. They made their home in Castle Hills and were blessed with two fine children of whom they are very proud, Emily Lorraine Irwin Rose and Andrew Ross Irwin. He is survived by his wife; children; grandson, Jaxon Rose; and his sister, Elizabeth "Libby" Cahalan.

Jim was a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Deacon, Ruling Elder, and Clerk of the Session for Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America, first as a Cub and Boy Scout of Troop 53 at Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, and as an adult, a Scout Leader and Den Leader of Troop 445 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a guest lecturer at Our Lady of the Lake University and served as a director of the Texas Hearing Aid Association. He was semi-retired but continued to assist his clients in his home as well as at the San Antonio State Supported Living Center. Jim had a dry sense of humor, loved to tell stories and jokes, and read the obituaries daily, always commenting "I don't see my name in the obits, I guess I have to go to work".

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Rev. Dr. Richard Knott, Jr. will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church.