Oral E. Garvin, age 87, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, died peacefully in his home Monday morning, February 12, 2018.
He was born March 19, 1930 in Yorkrun, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late Oscar Evert and Pearl House Garvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Russell Garvin and Hugh Frank Garvin.
He retired in 1992 from the Hydro-Dyne Company at Massillon, Ohio. where he worked as a structural steel fabricator. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947 until he was discharged in 1953. He was an active and faithful member of the United Church of God A.I.A. in Cambridge, Ohio. Oral was a skilled woodworker and a former beekeeper. He also tried his hand at making wine and he loved to travel. He possessed the abilities to repair virtually anything. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Carol A. Lipps Garvin, whom he married March 26, 1976, two sons Timothy Garvin of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Sid (Kellie) Loudin of Barnesville, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Sherry Loudin) Thouvenin of Canton, Ohio, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and two sisters Lela Gibson of Alliance, Ohio, and Emogene DiBattista of Overgaard, Arizona.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Mr. Leonard Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery at Sherrodsville. Calling hours will be held Friday from 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.