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James Millard JarvisPassing: June 25, 2021


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 30th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, June 29th @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Wednesday, June 30th @ 11:00 a.m.

SPENCER – James Millard Jarvis, 80, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 16, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of James Madison and Mildred Angeline (Horne) Jarvis.

James retired from Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and was a 1958 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He loved to bowl and was a member of Club 55 Bowling League. He enjoyed fishing and going to family reunions.

James was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

James Michael Jarvis of Spence
Jennifer Michelle Jarvis of Salem
Zack (Sarah) Ruppel, Noah (Rachel) Ruppel, Elijah Ruppel, Quinn Jarvis, Josh Fisher, and Evan Embry
Evelyn James Ruppel and Alexia Elizabeth Edwards
several nieces, nephews, and cousins

His parents; daughter, Lori Jean Jarvis; and siblings, Diana Jean Hobbs, Robert Gordon Jarvis, Mary Josephine Dausch, Patricia Marie Cazee, and Charles William Jarvis, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jerry Norrod | Columbus, Ohio
    Date: June 29, 2021
    Sorry for your loss. Wish I could be their today and tomorrow. Your Dad will be missed.
  2. Guest: Kittie McLain | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 29, 2021
    Saying good-bye is so hard to say to my beloved friend and loved one. So, I'll just say, "Till we meet again in Heaven......:" Jim and I were born on the same day, month and year...we called ourselves "Twins". You and Jimmy always tell me to stay out of trouble, but you know it's a 80 year habit that's hard to break. Sending love and compassion to the family and great friends.
  3. Guest: Deborah Mann | Houston, TX
    Date: June 29, 2021
    Jimmy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Jimmy your Dad was a great man with a BIG heart! May you find strength and peace believing Gods grace and sovereignty are greater than any loss. We may not understand why God allows tragedy to strike us, we can rest in his infinite wisdom and tender mercies. Our God is a loving God Thru the pain, tears, and hurt. May you find comfort and rest in him. “Blessed our those who mourn for they shall be comforted” Matthew 5:4 Deborah Mann - Ronnie & Jimilea Mann’s Daughter
  4. Guest: William Hackney | French lick, Indiana
    Date: June 28, 2021
    One of my favorite uncles. Loved cutting wood with uncle Jim.
  5. Guest: David Smith | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: June 27, 2021
    Sorry for your loss Jimmy! Thinking of you and your family.
  6. Guest: Alex Campbell | Salem, IN
    Date: June 26, 2021
    I’m so sorry for your loss uncle jimmy I love you
  7. Guest: Cedar Orman | Bedford IN
    Date: June 26, 2021
    So sorry Jimmy! Loved your Dad! He was the one that gave me my nickname!
  8. Guest: Randall and Susan Bills | Salem, I n
    Date: June 26, 2021
    Jimmy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  9. Guest: Evan Embry | Louisville, Kentucky
    Date: June 25, 2021
    I love you grandpa I used to love visiting your house when I was younger, I always remembered you saying who’s there when people walked in and I remember your big old dvd collection
  10. Guest: John McLain | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 25, 2021
    So sorry Jimmy ... as for memories and thoughts ... There isn't enough space to type everything ..
  11. Guest: Keith and Carol Hackney | Princeton Texas
    Date: June 25, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our prayers are with you all.