Joseph Lee Jarvis

January 27, 1971August 3, 2019

Joseph Lee Jarvis, 48, of Ben Wheeler, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 3, 2019. Lee passed away peacefully in his sleep from heart failure. Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin, Texas with his brother-in-law, Eric Samford officiating.

Lee was born on January 27, 1971 in Mesquite, Texas to Jim and Lucille Jarvis. He accepted Christ on November 16, 1977 and was baptized on November 20, 1977. He grew up and attended schools in Wortham and Seagoville, Texas, class of 1990. He obtained his Associates in Biblical Studies in September 2013 through Calvary International Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. Lee also became an ordained minister in September 2017 and officiated the wedding of his sister, Cassie to Brad Rogers.

Lee married Allison Leigh James on March 7, 2019. He loved spending time with his wife, family and his dog, Abigail. He enjoyed flowers, plants, trees and gardening. He also loved spreading the Lord's gospel wherever possible, and attended New Beginnings Church. He was a Jack of All Trades including carpentry that he learned from his dad.

He is survived by his wife, Allison L. Jarvis; stepsons: Thomas West, and Christopher West and wife Tracie; mother, Lucille Jarvis; sisters: Caroline and husband Eric Samford, Cassie and husband Brad Rogers, Cathy Jarvis, and Connie Hill; brother, Jesse Jarvis and wife Nikki; several nieces and nephews and lots of extended family.

Lee is preceded in death by his father, Jim Jarvis; and brother, Jimmy Jarvis.

Pallbearers will be: Eric Samford, Brad Rogers, Jesse Jarvis, Jamie McDaniel, Matthew Cockrell, TJ West, Cody Beck and Johnny Laster.

Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery with visitation immediately following. Lunch is being provided by First Baptist Church of Wortham, Texas.

Directions to Kirvin, TX: Take the Hwy 14 exit off I-45 toward Richland/Wortham/Mexia. Wortham is about 10 minutes south. As you come into Wortham, turn left onto FM 27 (at Cefco) and travel east about 4 miles. Turn left onto FCR 1070. At the T, stay to the right. Continue on FCR 1070 several miles, past the old wooden bridge. When you get to the highway intersection with FM 1449, Shiloh Primitive Church will be on your left. Turn left on FM 1449. Drive about 1.5 miles on FM 1449. Woodland Cemetery will be on your left. Parking on both sides of the road. (Alternate route from Kirvin: Take FM 27 to Kirvin. Turn North onto FM 80, then turn west onto FM 1449, cross railroad tracks and continue on 1449. Woodland Cemetery will be on your left.)


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Allison Jarvis

August 10, 2019

Lee and I have known each other for nearly 35 years(gosh I feel old) and my younger brother Carter was his best friend for 3 decades and his sister Caroline was one of my dearest friends growing up also. We found each other later in life after all kinds of heartbreak and disappointment. We only had 10 months together and it was the best 10 months of my life. He told me everyday I was beautiful and he loved me. EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!

Chuck Bosley

August 9, 2019

I will never forget Lee. His laugh & greatful personality alone is something I’ve never forgot about him. Prayers for the family! Gone but never forgotten!

Terry Beall

August 8, 2019

We met Joseph about 14 years ago at church. He was a nice guy , always seemed happy and full of life. He has been a great friend to our family and adored our son. He will be greatly missed.

Victoria Tankersley

August 8, 2019

My company sold some land for him. He was very sweet and we enjoyed working with him. I just talked with him about a week ago. He had referred someone to us