Harold Eugene Gene Jarvis

November 9, 1920 - August 3, 2008

11/09/1920 - 08/03/2008

Past Services

Wednesday August 06, 2008
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Thursday August 07, 2008
Highlandtown Cemetery
39539 State Route 39
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-3993 | Directions
Thursday August 07, 2008
11:00 am
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions


Harold Eugene “Gene” Jarvis
Age 87

Harold Eugene “Gene” Jarvis, age 87, formerly of Highlandtown, Oh. died on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn. After a lengthy illness. Born in Wayne Township, Columbiana County on November 9, 1920, he was the son of the late Clyde and Lena McClurg Jarvis and had lived most of his life in the Salineville – Highlandtown area before moving to live with Marianne and Alan Wise in Mt. Juliet, Tenn in 2002.

He had been employed as a Shipping Foreman at the Former H.K. Porter Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1981. Mr. Jarvis was a Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army and the 278th Engineer Combat Battalion during W.W. II. He was a member of the Highlandtown Methodist Church, Salineville Masonic Lodge 348, and was the original play by play announcer of the Southern Local football from 1963 to 1980 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Mary K. McKeone Jarvis who he married on April 28, 1956.
One son, John A. Jarvis and his wife, Patty, of East Liverpool, a daughter, Marianne Wise and her husband, Alan, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. One brother, Glenn Jarvis of Highlandtown and one sister, Agnes Ward of Wellsville. 12 Grandchildren and 23 Great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jarvis was preceded in death by two daughters, Jean Ann Kozar and Cheryl Lynn Tracy, a brother, Wilbur Jarvis, and 4 sisters, Louise Barcus, Margaret Woods, Evelyn VanRoyen and Maxine Kelley.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Phillips of the church and Rev. Tom Allmon Officiating.
Burial will follow in the Highlandtown Cemetery with the Salineville American Legion Post 442 Honor Guard according full Military Honors.

Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8:30 PM. where Masonic services will be held at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Highlandtown Methodist Church 38451 St. Route 39 Salineville, Ohio 43945.

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Ron and Sue Pence
8 years ago

Aunt Mary and Family, Our deepest sympathy in the passing of a wonderful man.Uncle Gene leaves us many happy memories that we will cherish forever in our minds and hearts. May God be with you all in these next few days as we remember a SPECIAL person to all of us!


Ron and Sue

Adam & Wilomene Yonkof
8 years ago

Gene as we always called you we were sorry to hear that you were called to your home above to the Lord however that is a much better home than here on earth you are looking down on all of us at this time. We of the 278 Combat Eng Group will think of you often and the good times we had when we were all together.

You are now singing with the Angels on High

Adam & Willy Yonkof

Fanny Fagan
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry i didn’t make it in to see you Mary. You will here from me soon.

Love Fanny

Nick Ehlenbach
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about your loss, and I know Gene will be missed. He was one of my mentors after being an EA at the Salineville Masonic Lodge. He’ll be sorely missed, and unfortunately, I’m unable to make it back for the service. Please pass my condolences to the family.


Joe and Chayo Feth
8 years ago

John, Patty, Mary, Marianne, and Families; A lot of good memories. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.

Paul Kelley and Daughter Maxine Kelley
8 years ago

Sorry that we are unable to make it back to OH. You may be gone but never will be forgotten. I am left with many memories of fishing, and fun times.

Paul Kelley

Thomas Baker
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the family’s grief our prayers will be with you he was a great person and touched a lot of people.

Tom Baker