Andrew “Andy” Wayne Irwin was born in Sullivan County on May 7, 1978. Andy was a 1996 graduate of Sullivan High School and became a dedicated, outstanding lineman for Duke Energy, Win Energy, and General Foreman for ARC American. He did multiple hurricane restoration disasters, his first one being Hurricane Katrina, and spent a year in California doing wildfire restoration.
He was a proud IBEW # 1393 union member and a union steward. He sat on many safety committees, took part in many lineman rodeos, was a lead instructor for Duke Energy apprentice line school, and was a proud American. He was involved in many not-for-profit organizations.
Andy was a dedicated husband and father. He was a family man whose life revolved around his family. He enjoyed taking his mini-me/little best friend, Kingli Drew, all over on various trips. He was an outstanding uncle, a friend to all he met, and a role model for all that were blessed to know him. He was known for his sarcasm and sense of humor. Andy enjoyed yard work, fishing, decorating with lights like Clark Griswold at Christmas time, and tinkering in his barn. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
If friends should so desire, contributions may be sent in Andy’s memory to the Andy Irwin Scholarship, c/o Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807 or by clicking below.