Friday, July 11, 2003

Robert D. "Dad" Jarvis, 75, Brazil, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

He was born in Terre Haute on July 11, 1927, the son of Alonzo and Anna Waller Jarvis.

An Army Veteran of World War II, he was discharged when he moved to Detroit, Mich., where he drove an ambulance until he retired in 1976 and then moved back to Terre Haute. He was an avid gun collector.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vern Marshall Jarvis.

He is survived by one stepson, Charlie Barns and wife Cheri of Terre Haute; one sister, Pricilla Tucker of Terre Haute; one brother, Carl Jarvis and wife Betty of Brazil; one neice, Cathy Harrington and husband Mack of Brazil; and two great-neices, Destiny and Macenzie Herrington.

A graveside memorial service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Calcutta Cemetery, Harmony, Ind. Military graveside services will be provided by American Legion Post 346. There will be no visitation. it was his wish to be cremated.

Arrangements are by Lawson-Slack Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.