Claudie was born December 8, 1925, in Ardmore, Alabama, the son of the late John Thomas Ervin and Floy Wales Ervin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Hazel Ervin. Claudie was a hard working family man. For many years Claudie worked for Kraft food company. After retiring he continued to farm and enjoyed his gardening and fishing. Claudie took nothing for granted and enjoyed the simple things in life He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed.
A private family graveside service will be conducted Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bob Vassar officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jared Sweeney, Juan Lamb, Ronnie Potts, Rex Toone, Jerry Toone and David Ervin.
Survivors include his daughters, Janice (Jack) Whitley, Debra (John) Totty and his sister Lois McDowell; grandchildren, Shannon (Juan) Lamb, Jessica (Jared) Sweeney, Marisa Totty, Lorrie (Kenneth) Hollis and Julie (Matt) Payne; great-grandchildren, Duncan Lamb, Regan Lamb, Carter Sweeney, Isaaac Sweeney Vivian Sweeney, Tyler Hollis and Tanner Hollis. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Nadine Johnson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Claudie’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Donate at www.stjude.org/donate or by mail to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.williamsfh.com.