Funeral services for Joe Jarvis, 64 year old Buffalo man who passed away quietly at his home south of Buffalo, will be held Friday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. from the New Life Assembly of God Church in Buffalo with Reverend Gary Sherman and Reverend Allen Schaberg officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the New Life Assembly of God Church or the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Joe Jarvis Jr. was born on April 14, 1946 in Goodwill, West Virginia to Joe and Hazel Jarvis. He went to elementary school in Goodwill and moved to Buffalo with his family when he was 14 where he attended Johnson County High School. After high school Joe worked for John Lusher Construction and for Reeves Concrete. He was married on March 6th, 1964 in Custer, South Dakota to Donna Warnock and they made their home in Buffalo. In 1979 Joe started 3-J construction which he owned an operated in Johnson County until the time of his death.
Joe was an associate pastor at the New Life Assembly of God Church and played a major role in the construction of their new church. Joe was a man of enviable faith who reached out and touched numerous people positively in the name of the Lord. To the end, Joe’s faith never wavered, and those who came to encourage him, left inspired and encouraged themselves.
Joe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna of Buffalo; one son Brian and his wife Kelli of Buffalo; five brothers, Don Jarvis and his wife Sue of North Branch, Minnesota, Gordon Jarvis and his wife Nancy of Prescott, Washington, Lawrence Jarvis and his wife Linda of Buffalo, David Jarvis of Buffalo, and Jerry Jarvis and his wife Becky of Ronan, Montana; one sister Janet Oaks of Nicholasville, Kentucky; four grandchildren Trista Johnson and her husband Rodney of Wheaton, Maryland, Caleb Brehmer of Port Orchard, Washington, Kyle and Trevor Jarvis both of Buffalo and two great grandchildren Tasia and Ariana Johnson also of Wheaton. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Lindy and one brother Bill Jarvis.