81 year old Glenn W. Ervin of McMinnville (Gath Community) died Sunday at his residence. He grew up in Smithville. Ervin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country in the Korean War, a retired insurance adjuster, active farmer, and a member of Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Pentecostal faith. Ervin was preceded in death by his parents Alex Wilson and Maggie Pedigo Ervin and his brother Frank Ervin.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Evelyn Harris Ervin of the Gath Community, sons Charles E. Ervin and wife Cynthia of Bethpage and G. Edward Ervin of Cookeville, brother James Ervin and wife Bobby of Smithville and grandchildren Edward Wilson Ervin, Anna Elisabeth Ervin, Olivia Jane Ervin, and Mary Alice Ervin. Many other family members and friends also survive.
The funeral service is at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Ernest J. Cantrell, Freeman Frothingham and Daniel Stirnemann will officiate. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Ervin Family will receive friends Thursday from 5 PM until 8 PM and again on Friday from 11 AM until 1 PM at McMinnville Funeral Home