Jo Irish, age 82, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born on February 17, 1936, in Honolulu, HI, to the late Daniel & Celia Spinks, and was preceded in death by her brother, Max Spinks. Mrs. Irish retired from Lockheed Martin and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed time with her family and friends. Jo found joy as a master gardener, drawing, writing, cooking and visiting Papa’s old homeplace. Mrs. Irish also loved crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include husband of 61 years, Jerry Alan Irish of Dallas, GA; son, Mitchell & Jackie Irish of Dallas, GA; daughter, Allison & Jimmy Dukes of Dallas, GA; brother, Danny & Linda Spinks of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren, David & Jacqueline Dukes of Dallas, GA, Katie & Jacob Albers of Gallatin, TN, Presley & Phil Idel of Dallas, GA; Dan Irish of Chicago, IL, and Josie Irish of Dallas, GA; great-grandchildren, Graham Dukes, Ellis Dukes, Harper Idel, Caden Idel and Ashtyn Albers due in September; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 3 PM, from Clark Funeral Home, with Reverend Jim Lowry officiating. Interment will follow at Melrose Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 1 PM until 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, or mail donation to 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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