Louis Maxwell Jarvis, Jr., known as “Doe”, died Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. For six years, he bravely and determinedly fought cancer.
Doe was born March 26, 1956 to Max and Mary Kyle Testerman Jarvis, who precede him in death. He is survived by his sister, Lochiel and Joe Gaines of Brentwood, TN and brother, Burney and Pam Jarvis of Denver, NC. He leaves three nieces and two nephews, Weslie and Barrett Dunn of Huntersville, NC, Amanda and Patrick Davis of Franklin, TN, Andrew Gaines of Denver, CO, Grant Jarvis of Charlotte, NC, and Lyndly and Liam O’Hara of Charlotte, NC, whose wedding he officiated in September 2018. Great nieces, Amelia Davis and Caroline Dunn, and great nephew James Davis. He also leaves his friend and companion, Kumiko Long; uncle, Buddy Saulsbury, aunt Jane Jarvis and many devoted cousins. Doe’s family is grateful for the love and support of Bryan and Laura Dickerson, Dr. Ivan and Maria Perez, Dr. Maria Arturi and Dr. Mark Davenport.
Doe grew up in Dandridge, TN where as a child he spent carefree days playing with friends. He professed his faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Dandridge. He graduated from Maury High School and from the University of Tennessee. He had a long career in banking that began at Hamilton Bank in Morristown. In recent years, he enjoyed public service as a Hamblen County Commissioner, serving as Chairman. He served on and chaired various commission committees, and the Solid Waste System Board. He also chaired the Morristown Regional Airport Commission.
Perhaps Doe’s greatest gift was the gift of friendship. He remained connected to lifelong friends in Dandridge; he had countless friends from his life in Morristown, from his public service, his days on the golf course, and from all walks of life. He will be missed by many.
A service celebrating Doe’s life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Mayes Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until services commence.
Graveside and interment services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Louis “Doe” Jarvis Memorial Scholarship, Walters State Foundation, P.O. Box 1508, Morristown, TN 37816, 423-585-2629, or to Noah’s Arc Animal Rescue, P. O Box 1031, Talbott, TN 37877.
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