Garvin A. Jennings


Garvin A. Jennings, 88, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home.

Garvin was born June 20, 1926, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and was the son of Sabe and Audie Penny Jennings. He graduated from Lexington High School and joined the U. S. Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Jennings was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kentucky. Garvin’s working career started at Grote Manufacturing in Seymour. He then went to work as a manager for the Indiana State Employment and Unemployment Service in Seymour, retiring after 20 years of service.

Mr. Jennings was an active member in the area veterans groups. He was a life member of Seymour American Legion Post 89 and Seymour Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925. Other memberships included Seymour Elks Lodge 462; Seymour Fraternal Order of Eagles 655, where he ad served as president and also a member of the Past Presidents Club. Garvin also served as secretary-treasurer of Eagles District 14, which covers southern Indiana, and he also served as president of Seymour Seniors Club 107. He enjoyed going to yard sales, flea markets and antique shops, where he ardently pursued his hobby of collecting post cards.

No immediate relatives survive, but special friends surviving include Connie James Gerth and Gary James, both of Seymour, and Kenneth and Marian Warbritton of Manteca, California.

No calling will take place but a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. James Hudson officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam 7, all of Seymour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seymour Seniors 107 or donor’s favorite charity through the Seymour Eagles Fund.

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