Dr. Dwight D. Irons
April 06, 2020
Reverend Dr. Dwight David Irons, age 66, of Tennille, died on Friday, March 27, 2020, in the Washington County Regional Medical Center. A memorial service for Dr. Irons will be held at a date and time to be announced later.
Dr. Irons was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 20, 1954. He was the son of the late Edwin David Irons and the late Grace Dorothy Otton Irons. Dr. Irons was a retired Bishop of the Anglican Church of America. He was a graduate of Pawtucket Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and a graduate of Barrington College with a master’s degree in Organ Performance. He was a student of Kings College in Cambridge, U.K. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Hobart College NY and the Rhode Island House and Senate in 1988. Dr. Irons served as Chaplain of the Pawtucket and Central Falls Rhode Island Fire Departments and also for the Rhode Island Legislative Bodies. He was a pastor for many Christian churches in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, and for the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. He was consecrated as a Bishop in the Anglican Church of America in 2012. Dr. Irons was a member of the American Guild of Organist. He was also a member of the Rhode Island Shriner’s, the Allepo Temple in Boston, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Tennille Masonic Lodge # 256 F&AM.
Survivors are his wife, Suzanne Gladin Irons of Tennille; children, Dwight E. Irons of Sandusky, Ohio, and Shannon P. Wilson and her husband Ken of Ellaville, Ga.; grandchildren, Allison Renee Irons, Taylor Wilson and Alexis Wilson; brother, Bill Irons of Macon; nieces, April Irons and Shannon Irons both of Rhode Island; and church families of the many churches he has served.
May & Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville is in charge of these arrangements.