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Kenneth Irvan

July 11, 1946 — March 3, 2024


Kenneth Charles Irvan, born on July 11, 1946, in Yorktown, Virginia, embarked on his final journey and peacefully passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana, on March 3, 2024, surrounded by his loving family and great friends. He was the beloved son of Leonard Taylor Irvan and Maypearl Dorsett Irvan, who preceded him in death.

Kenneth was a man of many dimensions, dedicating his life to various pursuits that enriched the lives of those around him. He was a loving husband to his beloved wife Ramona Ponder Irvan, whom he married on June 18, 2005, and shared 19 beautiful years together. Their bond was unbreakable, a testimony to the power of love and commitment.

Kenneth was a proud veteran, dedicated to his country and fellow servicemen. After obtaining a Master of Divinity degree from Brite at TCU and being ordained to the Christian ministry by Central Christian Church in Texarkana in 1977, Kenneth served in the Army as a Chaplain, gaining the rank of Major.

After his military service, Kenneth earned a Master of Education degree from LSUS. Even after this second master’s degree, he continued to enroll in history and liberal arts courses for the pleasure of learning. His thirst for knowledge was insatiable, reflected in his love for reading books and exploring his ancestry with a passion that inspired all those around him. He also found joy in using his metal detector to explore for hidden treasures, mirroring his innate curiosity.

Baptized in the cold creek waters of Sevier County, Arkansas, Kenneth’s faith in God persevered through the storms of life. Until his health prevented it, he led Bible discussions with cherished friends at his church. His favorite topics were Old Testament history, Biblical archaeology, and ethics.

Kenneth's character was a tapestry of virtues - kind, loving, loyal, funny, dedicated, and determined were just a few of his amazing characteristics. His presence brought warmth and laughter to every gathering, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege to know him. He touched the lives of many with his generosity and compassion, making the world a better place through his actions and words.

Left on this earth are his beloved wife; his two sons Jonathan Irvan and Brian Irvan with wife Tracie; his cherished grandchildren Zermanda Grenier, Olivia Swift O'Neill, Cameron Irvan, Chance Irvan, Katie Irvan, and Cody Irvan; and a soon-to-be-born great-grandson. Their memories of Kenneth will live on in their hearts.

As we bid farewell to Kenneth Charles Irvan, we honor his legacy of love, faith, and service. May his spirit soar among the heavens, where he will continue to inspire and watch over us with his gentle smile, contagious laughter, and unwavering love and grace. Rest in peace, Grandpa Ken. Your light will forever shine brightly in our hearts.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Broadmoor Baptist Church Memorial Chapel, 4110 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Public viewing and visitation will begin an hour earlier at 1:00. Interment will follow the next day at 11:00 at Clear Creek Cemetery, located one and a half miles due east of Horatio, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are organized by Boone’s Funeral Home of Bossier City, Louisiana.

Due to Ken’s many years as a Chaplain to servicemen, donating to the Wounded Warrior Project would honor him.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, March 8, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Clear Creek Cemetery

Clear Creek Road, Horatio, AR

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