Vernon C. Ervin

Born: Sat., Feb. 10, 1940
Died: Sun., Feb. 14, 2021

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Vernon C. Ervin, age 81, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  He was born on February 10, 1940 in Griggsville, IL to Winfred L. and Freda M. Butler Ervin.  He married Kay Phillips on October 18, 1959 at the Griggsville United Methodist Church Parsonage, and she survives.

Vernon graduated from Griggsville High School in 1958 then went on to become an autobody apprentice.  At the age of 26, he built his own shop, Vern’s Autobody, where he was self-employed until the age of 62 when he retired.  Vernon and his wife bought an old Amish home in 2007 and restored it to make it into the home they still reside in to this day.  In earlier years, they were members of the Griggsville United Methodist Church but attended Assembly of God in Pittsfield.  He liked fishing as well as deer and elk hunting and watching Westerns.  Vernon loved camping with his family and travelling, especially to the Indian Ruins in Arizona and old Tucson.  He also enjoyed going to the flea markets in Arizona.  Vernon loved his grandchildren and they were the light of his life.  He not only filled the role of Grandpa, but also the role of a father to them.  He was a quiet man with a calm spirit and was always the voice of reason.  Vernon was selfless and a gentleman, and never failed to be there when needed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Kay Ervin; son, Don Ervin of Pittsfield, IL; daughter, Debra Stevens of Woodson, IL; three grandchildren, Matt (Mari) Stevens of Jacksonville, IL, Stephanie (Nathan) Fuhler of Jerseyville, IL, and Brandon Stevens of Woodson, IL; five great grandchildren, Korbyn Stevens, Logan Stevens, Kaylyn Stevens, Isaac Fuhler, and Lily Fuhler; and sister, Carolyn Kelly of Pittsfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darryl Ervin; and sister, Rosalie Predmore.

Funeral services will be held privately and interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be left for the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Vernon's memory to the following organization:

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