THOMAS C. JARVIS SR., 76, of Columbia City, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Born April 13, 1934, in Olive Hill, Hazard County, Ky., he was the son of the late Ralph Herbert and Virginia Agnes (Edson) Jarvis. He attended Olive Hill Kentucky School moving to Allen County. In 1991, he moved to Whitley County. He married Sue C. Ford on May 23, 1980 at Lake Chapel, in Fort Wayne. He worked at the Kroger Warehouse receiving dock, Fort Wayne for 20 years and Wal-Mart, Columbia City, for eight years as a friendly greeter. Surviving are his wife, Sue C. Jarvis of Columbia City; son, Thomas C. Jarvis Jr. of Columbia City; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and 15 brothers and sisters. He was also preceded in death by his son, Christopher Donald A. Jarvis. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco. Memorials to the
or St. John's Lutheran Church. www.demoneygrimes.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 17, 2011