James W Ervin III
  • In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given in Jim's name to
  • The First Baptist Church of Wellston
    106 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wellston, OH 45692

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“Marsha: I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing from one of my friend's that still lives in Jackson. I'm surprised your mom didn't call me and tell...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Bubar - Eden Prairie, MN

“I am so sorry to read about Jimmy's passing.He loved life and his family. I knew my Dad thought an awful lot of him. Eila and Bobbi Jo you are in...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Bobbie Willis Henry - frankfort, OH

“Sorry about your loss. Jim was a good fella,we talked often at work.You are in my prayers. Wayne Wilbur ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Wayne Wilbur - Jackson, OH

“We were so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was a good man and will be missed not only by his family but the community as well. You and your...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Sharon (Patton) Brotherton - OH

“Through the passing of the years we lose friends. Marsha and family, may hope draw back the curtain of sorrow and lift your spirits with the promise...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: J. D. Burke - Del Rio, TX

“I met Jim in 1970, and we worked together in numerous capacities over the years at the PIketon enrichment plant. He was a wonderfule person, who...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Morgan - Portsmouth, OH

“Jimmy was the sweetest, kindest man. He adored Marsha and kept his friends close. We (his classmates) are so lucky to have known him. Jimmy will...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Joyce Gold - Columbus, OH

“Kelly, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. We know he's in a better place but I know that doesn't help the pain, hurt and emptiness you...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Wanda Ward (Delight) - Wellston, OH

“Jim will always be remembered for his great works here on earth which he will carry on in Heaven. His smile, laughter and inspirational personality...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Eric and April Hollingshead - OH

“Marsha and family, Sorry to hear of Jims passing.He was truly a good man in every sense of the word. I had the pleasure of knowing him the last 10-15...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Loren Jones - Wellston, OH

“I was deeply saddened to read of Jimmy's passing. He was always pleasant and ready to help anyone. Heaven is certainly a better place with Jimmy's...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Herb Ward - Greenville, SC

“Our deepest sympathies. We will be thinking and praying for all of you during the difficult days ahead. Love and God Bless. Ed, Traci, Chandler and...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Traci Weber - Williamstown, WV

“Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family. Jimmy was a wonderful person. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Scott & Sheri Bragg - Wellston, OH

“I will always remember Jimmy and the love and attention he gave to me and my family. He was always glad to come over to our home when we were in...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Baker - Oquawka, IL - friend

“Jimmy will always be a wonderful memory for me growing up. He is celebrating in Heaven but will be greatly missed here on Earth. Our love and...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Jane Zinn - Hamden, OH

“Jimmy will always be a wonderful memory for me growing up. He is celebrating in Heaven but will be greatly missed here on Earth. Our love and...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Jane Zinn - Hamden, OH

“I am so sorry to read about Jim's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Gail Essman - Hilliard, OH

“Marsha, Kelly & family, So very sorry for your loss, our heart and prayers go out to you. Jimmy was way to young to go thru all he has. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Peg & Chris Barber - wellston, OH

“Marsha, you and Jim were thge most perfect couple in high school. I want you to know I am truly sorry for your loss. I know it must be difficult but,...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: vicki young dixon - puyallup, WA

“Praying that you find comfort in God's arms. So sorry for your loss but am thankful Jim no longer suffers. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Linda fink - Wellston, OH

“Marsha , So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Mulhern

“Marsha, Kelly and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences. Jim was a very special man with a mile-wide smile that we'll never forget. He...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Adam & Leah Massie - Wellston, OH

“So sorry for your loss! May God give you peace and comfort during this time of great loss. Love you will keep you and your family in our prayers. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Tom and Connie Schulz - UT

“Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy (Sprague) Harris ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Harris - Jackson, OH

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Will be praying for Marsha, Kelly & family. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Teichman - Jackson, OH


James W. "Jim" Ervin III, age 65, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 17, 1947 in Wellston, Ohio, the son of the late James W. Ervin, Jr. and Jean Johnson Ervin. Jim was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School. Following over 30 years of service, he retired from the Piketon Uranium Enrichment Plant where he worked as a construction manager. Jim was a faithful and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Wellston where he was a Deacon and served on various other boards of the church. He enjoyed working on and restoring cars as well as attending the many activities that his grandchildren were involved with. Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marsha Speakman Ervin; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Chad McKnight of Vienna, W.Va.; 3 grandchildren, Wes, Tori and Jacob McKnight; 3 sisters, Donna (Bill) Leasure of Dayton, Eila (Frank) Eberts of Wellston and Bobbi (Jeff) Simmons of McArthur; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Kiefer of Jackson, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 9 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given in Jim's name to the First Baptist Church, 106 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692.