Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA


Chad Dwayne Ervin

May 21, 1975November 30, 2019

Chad D. Ervin, of Charlottesville, died November 30, 2019 as the result of an ATV accident. He was 44 years old. Chad will be eternally missed and loved by his wife, Sara Steeves Ervin, and the joys of his life... his amazing daughters, Elizabeth Grace Ervin and Abigail Campbell Ervin.

He was a great guy… funny, kind, generous, and loving.

Chad was a chef in Charlottesville for many years, and was passionate about creating beautiful, delicious food. His artistry extended beyond the kitchen, as Chad also loved gardening and fashioning stunning landscapes. In 2016, he left the food industry and went into business for himself, opening Cricket Hill Landscaping.

Chad is survived by his parents, Kenneth Ervin Sr. and Beverly Lockwood Baynard, his brother Kenneth Ervin Jr., and many extended family and friends from the eastern shore of Maryland.

In Charlottesville, Chad leaves behind his BFF and “brother-from-another-mother” Philippe Adam; his friends from “the office”; the dudes from the ‘hood: especially Jay Roberts, Bob Hughes, and Loren Driscoll; and his brothers(-in-law) Chris Adams, Aaron Steeves, and Raphael Snably. Chad would want you only to smile, raise a glass and remember your friendship.

A celebration of Chad’s life will be held at The Ivy Inn, Charlottesville, 11 – 2 Sunday, December 15. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Chad’s memory to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


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Marie Spray

December 10, 2019

Was 1 of the many teenagers that was at my house . My prayers to all of the family.

Pru Betterley

December 10, 2019

Thinking of you. Love Cousin Pru (dy).

Teresa Holleman

December 9, 2019

I only met Chad once at your mom's house but thought he was an awesome husband and father. Sara I am so very sorry for your loss. He was definitely your soulmate. May your memories comfort you. I'm sending you prayers and hugs during this very difficult time. Love Teresa

Beth Betterley Hopkins

December 7, 2019

Sara, though we never met your husband and we have not seen each other for many years, you are in our hearts and prayers at this very difficult time.

The Betterleys

Shannon Lockwood

December 6, 2019

Sending Love and prayers for the family and friends.

Edward and Rachel Lockwood

December 6, 2019

Our condolences to Chads family and all his friends.

Janis Paushter

December 6, 2019

Chad worked with us to create a fantastic landscaping plan for our property. Over 100 shrubs later, he and I agreed it was ‘over and above.’ I adored being with Chad – –he was funny, talented, bright, compassionate, and more.

Although there is a huge empty spot in the hearts of my husband and me, I find myself looking around the property and smiling, thinking of that wonderful man who made our home into something very special and who added so much to our lives.

Chad, you forever will be in our hearts.


Janis and Don

Billy Brawner

December 4, 2019


The memories we created are enduring and have come to define the person that I'am today. I feel blessed to have had you in my life during those formative years and will always cherish our experience together.

You will be missed my friend.

Sue Gears Ellers

December 2, 2019

Chad’s parents and I grew up in Chestertown and then we were all stationed in Cherry Point, NC together. I remember when Chad was born there. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you Kenny, Bev and family.

Kelley Elliott

December 2, 2019

Chad and I had a class together. He was a great guy, could always keep you laughing. RIP Chad I'll remember our good times.