Ester Jarvis Smith, age 89, of the Verne Community, Williamsburg, departed this life on Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his sister's family.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1928, in Corbin, to the late Abe and Ada Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nobu Smith; two sisters, Donna Smith and Helen Parks and two brothers and their wives, Joedy and Erika Smith and T.J. and Velma Smith.
Jarvis was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of Patterson Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sister, Marie Parks (Rev. Raymond) of Williamsburg; brother, Howard Smith (Letha) of Reading, Ohio; brother-in-law, Rev. Gerald Parks of West Chester, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Jerry Vogt, Joedy Smith, Butch Parks, Kay Alsip, Tina Dupps, Christy Wilson, Donna Finn, Dave Smith and Dennis Parks; and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing. Jarvis was a very special uncle and will certainly be missed.
Visitation will after 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Croley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Parks and the Rev. Gerald Parks officiating. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in the Smith Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #88 of Corbin.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
Published on July 17, 2017