Stephen “Steve” Anthony Irving, of Oak Ridge, died in his home on August 7, 2014, from a long battle of cancer.
Steve was born August 4, 1951, in Oak Ridge. He was the only son of the late Joyce Bell Seyfried and George S. Irving. He is survived by his son Adam, daughter Kelly, and his granddaughter Ansley.
Steve graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1969 then attended college at The University of Tennessee. There, he graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He went on to attend The University of Tennessee Law School. While attending law school, he taught English and creative writing at Oak Ridge High School, which he considered one of the great joys in his life. He also served as editor of the UT Law Forum. In 1977, he graduated UT with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
He began his life as an attorney as an associate with Ottis Meredith and was soon hired as assistant district attorney for the 28th District of Tennessee.
In 1980, he went into private practice in Oak Ridge as a partner in Lawson and Irving, attorneys at law. Later, he was senior partner in Irving and Sams, attorney at law. He also served as municipal city judge for Lake City Tennessee from 1983-1985. [Read more…]