Terry Lee Jarvis
April 18, 1942 – October 7, 2020
Terry Lee Jarvis, 78, of Brandon, Florida entered into rest on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born in Scott County, Illinois to the late Bernard and Cora Jarvis. Terry graduated from Ashland High School in Illinois and continued his education at Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He married the love of his life Karen K Kittrell on August 28, 1965. During his early years, Terry proudly served in the United States Marines before going to work for Bendix Corp., Caterpillar Tractor Comp. and retiring from GTE/Verizon. Terry worked part-time during his retirement years at Publix Supermarket at Winthrop Town Center. Terry’s hobbies included baseball, basketball, fishing, traveling in the RV, and being a farm boy at heart. He was “Mr. Fix It” for family and friends and during his time at Publix. Terry would want everyone to kow he loved the Lord Jesus his savior, his family, and his country. Terry leaves behind his beloved wife, Karen K Kittrell Jarvis; son, Dr. Todd M. Jarvis and wife, Kathy Lane Jarvis; daughter Tonya Jarvis Williamson and husband, Ken Williamson; grandchildren, Johnathan Serra, Katie Griffith, Cody Jarvis, Lauren Simpson and Megan Jarvis; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Jarvis, and Hazel Grace Jarvis; sister, Nancy Jarvis Boyer; and mother-in-law, Roberta Kittell. Terry was preceeded in death by his father, Bernard Jarvis; mother, Cora Jarvis; and sister, Joyce Teaney. A celebration of life will take place at 11:30 on Oct 24th at Bell Shoals Baptist Church; family will receive guests at 11am. He will be laid to rest at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.
Celebration of Life
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bell Shoals Baptist Church
Terry Lee Jarvis
October 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I am the assistant store manager at the location Terry worked at and had the pleasure of working with him over the last 4 years and I can tell you that he was a very much loved associate. Always helping out where needed and a wealth of information on whatever you needed to know. If he didn’t know, he would find out.
I can surely attest to the name of Mr. Fix it! If it needed to be fixed, he repaired it with much joy. We used to save little projects for Terry because we knew that he loved to tinker. We would always say “Don’t worry, Terry will take care of it” and we knew that whatever the repair it would be done correctly.
Numerous customers have asked about him at work and have grown to love him as he had developed many relationships over the years. He knew about their families and called them by name. He knew who their children were and genuinely cared.
Our family at Publix will miss him and his smiling face so very much.
October 15, 2020
I met Terry at Bell Shoals Baptist Church where he and I sang as part of the choir. He truly loved the Lord, loved helping people inspite of having knee issues. He had a great sense of humor, especially when he would needle me as I checked out at Publix. Although I now live in Ohio, some of my cherished memories will be sitting and singing with him during choir. A great friend and brother in Christ.
October 15, 2020
I loved singing with Terry in the Bell Shoals Baptist Church Celebration Choir. He had a subtle sense of humor that also made you think. Loved him like a brother and he’ll be sorely missed!
October 13, 2020
Terry and Karen Jarvis are two special people to me. Karen, Todd and Tonya I am very sorry for your loss. I was at your house when we first moved here. In your apartment. Plus we sang in the choir together with Lowell Wallen as the Choir director. What wonderful memories of the choir practice and the Christmas parties. I love you both. Bill and Darlene Bultemeier
Jim and Barb Bayer
October 12, 2020
We have so many great memories of Terry and his beloved family, Karen, Tonya and Todd at Bethany Baptist in Peoria. Our kids grew up together and Terry and Karen were great role models for us in raising our kids! Praying God's blessings for you all, Karen, Todd and Tonya, as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband and father.
October 12, 2020
My heart hurts today. Terry was a wonderful man and I will miss seeing him sitting in a pew on the east side of our sanctuary on the Sundays he joined Karen at Oak Grove UMC. Sending love, sympathy and prayers to all of you. May the joy of his life provide a measure of comfort against the grief of your loss and may the wonderful memories you have of him help to cover the hole that is left in your hearts as a result of his move to heaven. Remember, he may have moved to his heavenly mansion, but our memories of him - those wonderful, perfect and beautiful memories - will remain with us. Those are ours to keep and savor. Nothing can take them away. Love, Connie
October 11, 2020
Terry was a true Christian soldier and served valiantly. Karen, you are blessed with wonderful memories that will comfort you as our prayers surround you with love. Vicki & Tom Beadles
October 8, 2020
Karen we are so very sorry to hear about Terry’s passing! Needless to say we are shocked. I pray you are holding up ok and are surrounded by many loved ones. God’s Hands will cradle you during this time. Terry will always be remembered as a dedicated husband and family man as well as a committed follower of Jesus. We are here for you. You do not walk through this valley alone.
With love and prayers.