MANSFIELD: Larry Jarvis, 61, of Mansfield, Ohio died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Hospice House in Ashland, Ohio.
Born April 15, 1951 in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum County) he was the son of Albert Jarvis, Jr. and Shirley May (Wood) Jarvis.
A veteran of the United States Marines, he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam Era.
Larry retired from Friend Engineering where he worked as a machinist.
He was a very big hearted, loyal person and would help anyone in need. Larry loved the simple things in life. Larry was a member of the Richland Lithnic and Lapidary Club and enjoyed fishing, gardening, western movies and books. A very artistic person, he also enjoyed painting, gem cutting and making jewelry.
He is survived by his wife, Callie (Stidham) Jarvis; daughters, Kimberly (Tony) McFarland and Heather (Gary) Stubbs; sons, Rob (Maria) Montgomery and Chad (Krysta) Montgomery; step daughter, Carla (Robert) Bernard; step son, Brian (Lynn) McPherson; grandchildren, Christian, Morgan, Ariel, Jacob, Jordan, Zach, Austin, Houston, Hayden, Harper, Heather, Morsette, Cecelia, Tori and Allie; great grandchildren, Tyson, Hayden and Jayden; siblings, Rick (Wendy) Jarvis, Bert (Jeannie) Jarvis, Jon (Kelly) Jarvis and Marsha Browning; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Jarvis.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Robert Kurtz.
Burial will follow in Little Washington Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County, Ohio Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
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