January 8, 1931 - June 23, 2017
Homer Jervis, 86, of Rittman, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 23, 2017 after a brief period of failing health.
Homer was born Jan. 8, 1931 in Ferguson, Wayne Co., W.Va. to the late Charles Wesley and Nellie (Wallace) Jervis and had his home in Rittman since 1968. He had worked as a auto mechanic for many years before working for the City of Rittman in the Water and Sewer Dept. He was still active in setting up for flee markets which he loved to do and in his younger years he enjoyed racing cars at Drag Way 42 and at the Lion Drag Strip in California.
Surviving are his children, Charles (Patricia) Fortner of Dayton, Evelyn Bealer of Norton and Thomas (Loretta) Jervis of Rittman; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Jervis of West Virginia; a sister, Paula Estes of Smithville and his former wife, Opal Fortner Jervis of Rittman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Ronald Bealer, brothers, Claude, Wallace, James, Jack, John and Clifford Jervis and a sister, Oma Wellman.
Services will be Wednesday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
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Name: Julie Howell
Homer will be missed by his flea market friends. He always had a smile and a kind word for the vendors and customers alike. You are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.
Name: Carl and Maude Blubaugh
We will miss Homer's smiling face and friendly conversation, when we visited with him at the flea market.
Sorry for your loss.
Name: Sandy Wellman Chimento
I will miss Uncle Homer. He was good to me as I grew up & though I didn't get to see him as much as I would have liked in latter years, I loved him very much. He never failed to have a complement or joke & he brought me my 1st puppy, Pixie, when I was 5; all the way from OH to WV where I grew up. My love, thoughts & prayers to Ev, Tom, Chuck & families as well as Aunt Opal. He was loved & will be missed.
All our love, Sandy & Randy
& my dad, Rob Wellman
Name: Bo & Terri Mathers
I will forever treasure our time we spent laughing and joking on our Tuesdays setting up early for mt hope flea market. Thru the years you always looked after me i will forever be grateful for that. You always checked up on me to make sure I was ok.it will never be the same.. I will miss you my forever friend.. till we met again fly high buddy.rest easy your work is done.thanks for the memories.you were one of a kind.
Name: Debra Robert Ogle
I'm asking God to touch you with his grace and fill your heart with peace, love and comfort. May you find strength in the memories you cherish. With deepest sympathy to you and your family. Many Blessing. Bob and Debbie Ogle of Strongsville Ohio