Walton Jarvis, 83, of Norwalk, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born June 5, 1924, and was a graduate of New London High School. He purchased a Piper Comanche airplane in 1962 and became active with the Civil Air Patrol. He was a major and Commander of Norwalk Squadron 505 and Group V Ohio Wing. He graduated from Oberlin School of Commerce and was President of W.L. Mead Trucking and Mead Motor Sales in Norwalk for more than 40 years.
He was an avid pilot, enjoyed flying, traveling, vacationing and was a Ham Radio operator. His love of old radio and television shows such as Lawrence Welk, MASH and game shows was evident. He also built early electronic kits and was a camera enthusiast. He was a past member of Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711 and Elks Lodge 730.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Irmgard Jarvis of Norwalk; stepchildren, Tim Bechtler, Tammy Bechtler and Sonja Bechtler-Young, all of Norwalk, Tim Jarvis of Michigan and Beverly Penfield of Norwalk; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Jarvis; parents, Roy and Cordelia Jarvis; and his stepmother, Anna Jarvis.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Jarvis family in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.