Lemuel Davisson Jarvis Jr.

lemuel jarvis

May 7, 1940 ~ January 10, 2022

Born in: Clarksburg, WV
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lemuel Jarvis, writer and educator, died on Monday, January 10, 2022. His family announced the death.
Mr. Jarvis was born Lemuel Davisson Jarvis, Jr. in 1940 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to parents Genevieve Carskadon and Lemuel Davisson Jarvis, Sr. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1964 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Later, he obtained a Master’s degree in English Literature from Villanova. Lemuel studied at the Sorbonne in Paris where he received a certificate in Linguistics becoming fluent in French.
He was known for his strong sense of humor, quick wit and intelligence. Passions included art, music, writing, literature, theology, philosophy and sports. Lemuel truly enjoyed his family and loved to give advice to anyone.
He is survived by Donna J. Jarvis (spouse) and Sarah M. Jarvis (daughter). He is preceded in death by Ethan R. Jarvis (son) and Diane C. Hunter (sister).
Mr. Jarvis died of natural causes surrounded by loving family.
A memorial service will be held in West Virginia, date to be determined. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. My father was the best – I was lucky to have him here with me in Asheville. We had so many good times – Rest In Peace ☮️ keep Ethan laughing 😂 love Sarah

  2. My father was the best ! I am so happy he is no longer in pain and in peace ! lucky to have had you in Asheville because we had so many good times – keep Ethan laughing 😂- miss you and
    Love you !

  3. I remember that Mr Jarvis struggled bravely with emotional illness and side effects of medication. I remember our long conversations of experience, strength and hope in the face of adverse circumstances. I also remember Mr Jarvis standing up and protecting his family when his son was dealing with a terminal Illness. We all take for granted the effects our lives have on others. I am glad that I knew Mr Jarvis well enough to have made an impression on mine. God bless you.

  4. This candle is for Mr. Jarvis. Sarah sorry for your loss. May dad Rest In Peace and continue to watch over you. Sending prayers

  5. Remembering Donna and Sarah during this hard season. My family did not know David but have a great sense of love and appreciation for Donna, loving caregiver for our Mom, through Seniors Helping Seniors. We love you, Donna! So sorry to hear this news. Our very personal God will continue to walk close beside you and help you one day at a time.

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