Jeff Irons, age 65, passed away Sunday morning November 21, 2021, at his home in Tyler, Texas. Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Grayhorse Chapel with Father Desmond Ibeneme. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, also at Grayhorse Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairfax City Cemetery under the direction of Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home. Jeff will be at Grayhorse Chapel starting Saturday evening.
Jeff was born Dec. 15, 1955, and raised in Fairfax, Okla., by his parents Belford and Imogene Irons. He graduated from Fairfax High School and attended both Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. He was a graduate of Missouri Auctioneering School in Kansas City, Mo., and was always practicing his auctioneering skills.
Jeff met his wife Theresa while attending OSU and they married in 1982. They lived in Perry, Okla., for 7 years, Oklahoma City for 25 years and Tyler, Texas for the last 7 years. During those years he worked as a Perry police officer, an investigator for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Office, a Grant Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and as Grant Manager for the Osage Nation.
Jeff was proud of his Osage / Sac & Fox heritage and loved to tell everyone he met that he was from Osage County. He enjoyed golf, team roping, fishing, and hunting. He continued to play golf right up until he died despite his declining health. Jeff was very fun-loving and always considered all his friends as family, and he always ended up knowing everyone, everywhere he went. He had a big heart and loved people – especially kids. He was a great father, husband, brother, cousin, friend, and neighbor. He always tried to do right, and it shows still through today.
He is survived by his wife Theresa, his son Matt, and daughter Elizabeth Irons. His siblings Chris Roan, Tincy Fish, Sylvia Butler, and brother Barry.
Pallbearers for the service will be Mark Bowman, Jeff Lockett, George Neff, Fred Marshall, Huey Wolfvoice, and Chuck Tillman.
Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home
Original Publish Date: 2021-11-26 00:00:00