Ronald L. “Bud” Jarvis

March 15, 1930 ‒ May 23, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Ronald L. “Bud” Jarvis, 90, of Galion passed away Saturday May 23, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born March 15, 1930 in Clay County, West Virginia, the son of Robert L. & Elsie (Smith) Jarvis. He graduated from Clay County High School with the class of 1948, where he played football. He moved to Ohio when he was 18 and married his wife Juanita M. (Fliger) Jarvis on November 23, 1950. They were married for 46 years until she passed away in December of 1996.

Bud worked as a machinist and later in the maintenance department for 42 years at Galion Iron Works. There he was a member of their local Union and served as Union Representative.

Bud was a big football fanatic and enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn and his gardens; both flowers and vegetables. He would often refer to his yard, “as his little piece of heaven on earth”. Bud listened to many different types of music but enjoyed country and bluegrass most of all.

He is survived by his daughters Peggy Cooper of Mansfield, LaVern (Larry) Denton of VanAlsytne, TX, Phyllis (Jim) Smith of Lexington, Sandra (Nelson) Tylke of Massillon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Charlene Fliger of Loudonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Bud is preceded in death by his loving wife Juanita (Fliger) Jarvis; daughter Lori Jarvis; son-in-law John Cooper; and grandsons Timothy and Thomas Denton.

Friends may call at the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N, Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio Friday May 29, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Immediately following at 1:15 pm a graveside service in Bud’s memory will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville with Pastor Joey Shannon officiating. A live stream of the graveside service will also be available on the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel Facebook page.

Contributions in Bud’s memory to Avita Home Health & Hospice may be made at the funeral home or mailed to P.O. Box 327, Galion OH 44833.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Bud’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


  • I was the secretary in the Maintenance Dept. at Galion Dresser for a number of years and had the privilege of knowing Ron. He was a great guy and a good worker. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • The welch kids and the Jarvis families road the same bus and E.J. Rhinehart was our bus driver. We have so many good memories.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace.

    Ted, Kathy, Charles, David, Karen, Carl

  • I had the pleasure of caring for Ron for the last year. He always had such a blunt sense of humor and always had you smiling or laughing. I will miss his songs he used to sing especially his candy bar song that always made me smile. Several Friday evenings did I go spend with him and we spent our time playing checkers and he swears I was cheating but never was. I’m saddened that we left off with a tie game but he still told everyone that he kicked my butt. Many good memories with him. The family is in my thoughts and prayers it was a pleasure to get to know you all and care for your dad.

  • Dear Peggy and Family, Sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember going up to your Mom and Dad’s house. We always had a good time. I’m sure he will be missed . Take care. Carol Lozier-Spreng