James Irby, 56 - Travelers Rest

James Eric Irby of Travelers Rest, SC suddenly and quietly passed away at the St. Joseph Health Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA on Monday July 25 2016. He was 56.

Eric, as his loved ones called him, worked at North Greenville University as Head Chef.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories and inherit his love of God, his beloved siblings: Avis, Michael, LarStella, and Vera; five nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 5 to 7 pm, Saturday August 6 at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Funeral Home, 1011 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.

His casual Homegoing Celebration will be held Sunday, August 7 at 1:00 pm at Eric's Home, 98 Eric's Way, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Followed by the burial at Golden Grove Cemetery, 349 Goodwin Bridge Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.