Myles Henry Ireland, 84, of Union Grove, N.C., passed away peacefully on October 29, 2020, at his home with his loving wife PaL.

He was born April 11, 1936 in Union Grove, Iredell County, North Carolina within sight of the house where he was born to the late Troy Wilson Ireland and Mary Eldora Bennett Ireland. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Ireland.

Myles, along with his wife, was the proud owner of the Cook Shack in Union Grove, where he shared his love of music with others from all over the world. He played the guitar and sang, covering Blue Grass, Western, Country, and Marty Robbins and Elvis and numerous other types of music. Most of all, he loved his family and community and the extended family he created at the Cook Shack.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 64 years, PaL Speece Ireland; sons, Myles Wendell Ireland (Annette) and Mark Anthony Ireland; daughters, Lesa Ireland Sharpe (Dennis), June Ireland-Mitchell (Gary) and Shelia Speece Wood; grandchildren, Shane Ireland Sharpe, Sheena Sharpe Harris, Marcus Myles Ireland, Marissa Ireland Ratcliffe, Will Gary Mitchell, Charlie Drew Mitchell, Jennifer Leaird, Zeth Davidson and Kahia “Blue” Wood; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Roger Ireland (Ann); sisters, Janice Sparks (Phillip), Jane Ireland Sherrill, Betty Lou Anderson (Herman) and Sue Ellen Going (Jim); and numerous other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Union Grove United Methodist Church, 1331 Sloans Mill Road, Union Grove, NC 28689. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow in Union Grove UMC Cemetery in Union Grove, N.C.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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