Charles Franklin Irvine was born on December 19, 1951, in Navarro County to Robert Earl Irvine and Margaret (Peggy) Lillian Shema Irvine. Charles (Charlie) was from Eureka and in his early years attended school in Mildred, Texas. He moved to Palisade, Colorado and graduated from the Palisade High School in 1970.
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He then attended Navarro College and Sam Houston State University where he graduated in December 1974 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He was a Certified Public Accountant and had an office in the Bank of America building (formerly First National Bank building).
Community boards and service organizations that Charlie served on include the First State Bank of Dawson, Family Services, Navarro County Crime Stoppers, Navarro County Lake Planning & Zoning Board, Camp of the Rising Sun, volunteer with CASA, Meals on Wheels, Navarro County Child Protective Services, and the Navarro County Central Appraisal Board. Charlie was on the YMCA Board of Directors starting in 1993. He served as YMCA President in 1995, 2004, and 2009. He served on several YMCA committees, including the Finance, Endowment, and Investment Committee. Charlie was the nineteenth recipient of the C. V. Breithaupt, Jr. Service Award in 2005 for his commitment to the YMCA of Corsicana and service to his community.
In 2010 Charlie married Cyndi Bilbo, and they lived in Cryer Creek until his death. Together they founded the Charles Irvine Christian Foundation in 2017 to provide grants to support Navarro County churches and Christian organizations. After death the Charles Irvine Christian Foundation serves as his legacy to continue to assist in achieving the Great Commission of Christ. He is survived by his wife Cyndi Irvine, daughter Demi Pawzun, and granddaughter Elliana Pawzun.
Celebration of life services were held at Corley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Charles Irvine Christian Foundation via VeraBank 400 W. Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110 or a charity of your choice benefitting children.