Shermer Gray Jarvis

Published 9:03 am Monday, August 12, 2019

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Mr. Shermer Gray Jarvis, 79, formerly of US 64 E., Advance, died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, ending his long struggle with COPD at the Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab Facility in Salisbury.

Mr. Jarvis was born May 9, 1940, to the late Robie Gray and Frances Shermer Jarvis. He served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 21, 1958, to Dec. 7, 1962, where he achieved the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class as an electrician, and served aboard the USS Tidewater D31, which was a destroyer repair ship with the Atlantic 6th Fleet. Mr. Jarvis then worked as an electric motor repairman for Piedmont Electric Co. from 1963-1964. He then went to work at Duracell USA Battery Co. in Lexington, and worked as a Lifetest lab technician, lab supervisor, and senior progammer/analyst in MIS for several years, until he retired after 38 years. He was a member of Fork Baptist Church, Fork Fire Department, and Fork Civics Club, where he served as president for three years.  Mr. Jarvis was also a member of Davidson County Woodcarvers, where he carved many pieces and had meetings every Monday night.  He also enjoyed carving at Davie County Senior Center on Wednesdays.

He is also preceded in death by: his wife of over 50 years, Roverda Ellis Jarvis, who died at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Nov. 27, 2012; and a brother, Dennie Jarvis.

Survivors: 2 sons, Ron Jarvis (Michelle) of Thomasville, and Jeffrey Jarvis (Melanie) of Charlotte.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Buria will follow in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Lung Assoc., 401 Hawthorne Ln., Suite 110 – #298, Charlotte, 28204; the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134; or Fork Baptist, 3140 US 64 E., Mocksville.