85 year old James M. “Jimmy” Ervin of Smithville died Thursday after a brief illness of cancer. He was born in Smithville to the late Wilson and Maggie Ervin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Ervin and Glenn Ervin. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1946. Ervin served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Shriner in the Masonic Lodge. He was owner of Ervin Service Station for thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Spencer Ervin of Smithville; daughters, Jane Parsley (Vester) of Smithville and Alice Moseley (Aubrey) of Murfreesboro. He is also survived by five grandchildren; John Parsley of Smithville, Rebecca Skipworth (Shane) of Huntsville, AL, Sarah Parsley, Julie Wolfe (Tony) and Rachel Peters (Kyle) of Murfreesboro; one great grandson, Mason Peters; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ervin and Jeannette Ervin. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The service will follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Bass and Dr. Bill Palmiter officiating. Burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or American Cancer Society. A special thank you to Dr. J. C. Wall and the staff at NHC for the excellent care Jimmy received. The family was truly blessed to have such wonderful people working with him and we will always be grateful for the phenomenal health care that was provided with warmth and loving care. Family Heritage Funeral Home of Gallatin, TN in charge of arrangements.