James R. Ervin, age 86, of West Jefferson, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Jim will be deeply missed by family and friends. He is a proud U.S Army Veteran serving in the Marshall Islands, was a longtime member of the Northwest Chapel, and was retired from International Harvester and Wayne Dalton Doors. Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy Ervin, his parents John and Louise (Bryant) Ervin, brothers Bill Ervin, John Ervin, Vernon Ervin, and Ron Ervin, and sisters Helen Little and Jane Kunkle. Jim is survived by his children Kim (Bill) Eichelberger, Kelly Ervin, and Kirk (Michelle) Ervin, Sisters Virginia Flora, and Martha Collins, brother-in-law Bob Stinnett, sister-in-law Penny Peterman, He will be missed by his grandchildren Lisa (Craig) Redford, Stephanie Eichelberger, Amanda (Jay) Haakenson, Lyndsay (Brad) Lemon, Seth Ervin, Caleb Ervin, Hannah Ervin and his great-grandchildren Caden, Kenadie, Ashlyn, Elijah, and Elizabeth Redford, and numerous nieces, and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date, please follow www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com for date and times. A private family inurnment at Newcommers Cemetery, Springfield, OH. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, OH, 43162, assisted the Ervin family. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Chapel, 6700 Rings Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43016.