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Gordon Jarvis

Gordon William Jarvis

Friday, June 19th, 1925 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Gordon William Jarvis, 94, of Salem, Va., passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, in Bland, Va. He was born on Monday, June 19, 1925, to the late Bernie and Lillie Ruble Jarvis in Paint Bank, Va. Mr. Jarvis served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Franklin CV-13. After his time in the Navy, he began working and later retired from Rowe Furniture Corporation with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Taylor Masonic Lodge #23 in Salem, Va., and a member of the Roanoke Scottish Rite. Lastly, Mr. Jarvis was a member of the Salem Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth B. Jarvis; siblings, Jeanette Caldwell, Donald Jarvis, Elwood Jarvis, Jean Arrants, and Virginia Ann Stevenson; granddaughter, Amanda J. Morehead; and great-grandson, Brogan O. Morehead.
Those surviving to cherish his precious memory include his son, Larry Jarvis, and wife, Celia; grandson, Andrew Jarvis and wife, Allyson; great-grandchildren, Connor, Duncan, and Arwen Morehead, and Charli Jarvis; sister-in-law, Lois Jarvis; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contribution be made to the Salem Church of Christ Mission’s Fund for Michael Flinchum (Thailand Missionary) at 401 West Main Street, Salem, Va. 24153 or to the Southwest VA Hospice of Wytheville, 1155 North Fourth St., Wytheville, Va. 24382
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., with Rev. Eric Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
    Location
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Nieces and Nephew, Donna, Debbie, Doug and Familie

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Anne, Scrappy, Jessie & Jeff McGowan

Posted at 08:41pm
Thinking of you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love y'all
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Pat Mitchell

Posted at 01:06am
He was a very special patient to me. I always loved seeing him. We had a few good laughs. I will miss him and I know he is happy to be with his wife again. So sorry for your loss.
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Donna Wooldridge

Posted at 03:46pm
Saddess in my heart. He was the best boss at Rowe Furniture. So kind hearted and loved working for him. My heart goes out to his family. May GOD be with all of you.
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Sylvia Sadler

Posted at 09:44pm
We are so sorry for your loss If you need us for anything we are right here on the hill. May GOD Bless and give you all comfort. Gary and Sylvia Sadler
 
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Margaret P. Bowles Posted at 11:32pm

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My condolences to all of your family.
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