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Harry Bill Ervin, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
Mr. Ervin, born in Keyser, W.Va., on Aug. 4, 1930, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Ervin Sr.
He graduated from Keyser High School in 1948 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. After 30 years of service in the Naval Submarine Force, Mr. Ervin retired as a Chief Petty Officer and began a second career with ITT Henze. He was a life member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Association, a life member of VFW Post 3518, Keyser, and the American Legion, Boyce-Houser Chapter, Keyser, a member of the Bayside Masonic Lodge and Khedive Temple Legion of Honor and Haygood United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Iva Jean Ervin; two daughters, Debra Heare and husband, Don, Fort Ashby, W.Va. and Donna Rowley, Norfolk; five grandchildren, Stephanie Perkins, Melanie Hedrick, Sara Rowley, Kristen Adams and husband Julian, and Allison Rowley; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Abigail and Chloe Hedrick, Riley and Jackson Adams; and a sister, Virginia Bill, Keyser.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, 2 p.m. at Haygood United Methodist Church.
A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser.
"I served my Country proudly".
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital Transportation Fund or Haygood United Methodist Church.
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