Jack Jarvis, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2021. Jack was born on September 9, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Melbourne & Juanita Jarvis.
Jack graduated from West Leyden High School, in Chicago, Illinois then moved out west, to attend Idaho State University in Pocatello, where he obtained his B.S. & Masters in Guidance & Counseling. Following graduation he started his 30 year career in education working for the Boise School District. He then followed his passion for coaching, signing free agents for the Denver Broncos.
In 2001, he was honored for 20 years of service on the Selective Service Board.
In 1962, Jack met the love of his wife Sharron Brooks while attending Idaho State. After a six month romance they were married and recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
In 1970, Jack and Sharron welcomed their first son, Steven. Just over 4 years later, their daughter Jody arrived.
In retirement years, Jack and Sharron enjoyed travelling abroad, Europe and beyond.
His greatest pleasure was being a Grandpa (aka Papa)! He enjoyed following his grandkids to any and all activities, hockey, baseball, golf, soccer, etc. Most of the miles on his car where from taxing his beloved grandchildren anywhere they wanted or needed to go.
Jack is proceeded in death by his parents and his sister Patricia Newton.
He is survived by his beloved wife Sharron, his son Steven aka the Pig, (Susan), his daughter Jody aka Jode the Toad, (Michael) and 3 grandchildren, Brooklyn, Matthew (mouse) & Victoria (peapod).
The family invites all friends to come celebrate Jack’s life, August 10th from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Grove Hotel Ballroom.
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Joe Palmere saysAugust 6, 2021 at 12:38 pm
Jack and I were classmates at Leyden High school in Franklin Park, Ill and have been close friends ..We attended Class reunions together and had frequent phone calls thru the years. I am going to miss him, he was a good friend. My prayers go out to Sharon and all the kids.
Suzanne (Palmere) Kosten saysAugust 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm
My deepest condolences to the Jarvis family! My most recent memory of Jack is from his last trip to Franklin Park for a Leyden class reunion. He and my dad (Joe Palmere) sitting around reminiscing and forgetting people names, then later on one of them would just blurt out a name, and the other would say ” oh yes, that was it”.
Ilene Maddux saysAugust 10, 2021 at 6:45 am
So sorry for your loss. Jack was a special person he enjoyed helping others, was good and cared about others. He will be missed. Bruce and I really enjoyed playing cards and his personality .over many years.
Wishing all the family many blessings to come. Take Care
Roger Daniel saysAugust 10, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Although I only knew “Jarvis” a short time; I liked him immediately. His wisdom and sense of humor were from another time and sorely missed today. His pure love for his Family and especially, his Grandchildren was always plain to see. There was no one else I’d rather sit with at ball games than this gentleman. He never shut up-in a good way…told me every story about his life; exploits and times with the NFL and every detail of his grandchildren’s accomplishments Its easy to see why he was so loved. Jarvis, I’m thankful for the short time I got to spend with you and God Speed. Jody, my deepest condolences to you and your family. If you need anything during this time, please do not hesitate to ask.
Meryl & Dave Lingard/Brandt saysAugust 12, 2021 at 10:32 am
Sharron, Meryl and I send our deepest condolences. You and Jack were an important part of our educational lives. Jack was certainly a major player in Jason’s school success. He is married and living in Kansas City. Ryan also really respected and cared about Jack. He is remembered by all of us.