TELL CITY - Jack Garvin, 82, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.
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He was born in Clinton, Ill., Sept. 26, 1931, son of the late William and Carlye (Long) Garvin. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Bonnie Holmes; four brothers and four sisters.
He was a life member of West Allis Masonic Lodge in Wisconsin, past Grand Royal Patron of Amaranth of Arkansas, past Worthy Patron of OES, past WOS of White Shrine of Jerusalem, member of Tripli Shrine and Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee, Wis., American Legion Post 213 in Tell City and Central Baptist Church in Hawesville, Ky.
He retired from the U.S. Navy and later worked at Square-D Corp. in Wisconsin, where he was a systems analyst.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys (Henning) Garvin of Tell City; six daughters, Linda Diane Abel (Don) of Mooresville, Susan Osterloth of Springfield, Ill., Linda Starkoski (Jeff Hower) of Catawissa, Pa., Teressa Hutnick (Jim) of Kulpmont, Pa., Janie Ball of Tell City and Debra Ball Mills of Indianapolis; four sons, Tom Garvin (Denise) of Madison, Wis., Jeff Ball (Michelle) of Stone Mountain, Ga., Noah Ball (Sherry) of Richland and Tony Ball (Jan) of Hiram, Ga.; a brother, Bob Garvin (Alice) of Winter Park, Fla.; three very special children, Adam Gehlhausen, Alexandria Etienne and Rhett Smith; 26 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and his little buddy, Hoover.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Central Baptist Church in Hawesville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, (today) in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Living Bread Food Pantry at Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City or Central Baptist Church Food Pantry in Hawesville.
Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.huberfuneralhome.net/.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on Oct. 10, 2013