David William Jarvie, 86, of Chester

David William Jarvie, 86, of Chester, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2023, at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction.

Born on March 24, 1937, at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, he was the oldest son of late parents Edward Arvo Jarvie and Mirja Aallota McIntosh.

In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by two brothers: Walter and Roy Jarvie. David is survived by his children Patricia (Charles) Creel of North Carolina and Thomas Jarvie of Chester; granddaughters Rachel Creel and Hannah (Tyrone) Outlaw; grandson Christopher Hillock; and great-grandchildren Mila K. Outlaw and TK Outlaw III.

Dave served as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.  He worked in various places as a mechanic throughout his life. Dave was a lifetime resident of Crow Hill in Chester.

Many knew him as a social storyteller and a frequent visitor for conversation over a cup of coffee or a meal. Dave was a proud Vermonter who cared deeply his neighbors, friends and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, with a reception to follow at the American Legion Post 67, 51 Legion Way, in Chester.

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  1. Artie Tournet says:

    Years ago, Ruth Harvie, then a teacher at Green Mountain, called Dave at home. She told Dave that she was having trouble with his son Tom, who was misbehaving.

    Ruth: “Mr. Jarvie, I’m having difficulty with your son Tom.”

    Dave: “Then you best talk to Tom!” (As he hung up the phone)

    Classic Dave