James S. “Jim” Jarvis, 91 of Augusta, Illinois died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born on August 31, 1928 near Downing, Missouri to Aubrey and Frances (Dabney) Jarvis. He married Kathleen Marie “Katie” Toney on November 23, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2006.
Jim was employed at Elbe Auto Sales in Augusta, Illinois for many years. He was an active member of the local VFW and American Legion and served as a volunteer firefighter as well. He was an avid fisherman. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army serving in Korea from 1951 – 1952.
He is survived by a son, Scott (Diane) Jarvis of Kirksville, Missouri; a daughter, Patricia Ann Westlund of St. Paul, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Brandon Ward, Jedidiah Ward and Kristi Kingsberg; great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Imogene Wineinger, Dorene Comstock and Dorothy Comstock.
Cremation has been accorded. There will be no services at this time. Burial will be held at a later date in the Downing Cemetery in Downing, Missouri under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.