Dennis Lee Ervin
Dennis Lee Ervin age 69, of Quincy died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in his home. Dennis was born in Rosedale, IN on October 30, 1948 the son of Lee Ervin and Rose (Dewitt) Chafin and his step-father Wes Jones. He married Ruby M. Bridgman in Columbus Methodist Church in Columbus, IL on March 7, 1982, and she survives.
Dennis, who was known as "Gomer" to his co-workers at Titan Wheel, retired in 2010 as a supervisor.
He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church.
Dennis especially loved spending time with his family. He loved to go on fishing trips with his brother, and as a dedicated outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, boating and the River. He also liked going motorcycle riding, playing pool, and bowling.
In addition to his wife Ruby, survivors also include his children, Eric (Mary Ann) Ervin; John (Lindsey) Ervin all of Quincy; Lucas and Kim Ervin of Coatsburg, IL.
Grandchildren: Brendan and Kayla Ervin of Edwardsville, IL; Maddison Ervin; Gage and Elle Reed all of Quincy and a great-nephew, Brittan Ashbaker of Magnolia, TX.
Brothers and sisters, Lloyd and Nancy Ashbaker of Magnolia, TX; Rosemary and Dave Conley and their children, Dennis's nieces and nephews, Dee and Joe Conley; Gary and Courtney Conley all of Magnolia, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father Wes, a sister, Nyda Shaw and a niece, Heather Ashbaker.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenmount Cemetery by Rev. Mike Crawford.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Faith Presbyterian Church or to the Quincy Humane Society.
Cathy Combs Mack
La Grange, MO
- So sorry to hear of Gomers death. My very first day at Titan Wheel, Murph left me in Gomer's office while he we t to do something. I went to bend over and tighten up the laces on my steel toed boots and the chair was on rollers and flipped me right into the floor. Gomer immediately was asking if I was alright and helping me to get up. I thought it was over. Needless to say with Murph and Gomer I came to learn it is never over. Murph told me to ask Gomer why he was saying bad things about me. I said no, he is a boss. So Murph tells Gomer I was upset with him. Gomer asked me why I was upset. Murph told me I should tell him I heard what he said. I did and Gomer immediately turned all red faced and started cursing Murph. Then he was apologizing to me saying how he never said that. I still had no clue what was said. When I finally got to the bottom of it, Murph told Gomer he was going to tell me that Gomer had said when I hit the floor of his office, that it felt like an earthquake hit. I played it to the hilt for months and Gomer turned red Everytime. Loved working for go Gomer. A great man and boss. RIP my friend you are missed daily. Thanks for being such a great friend and boss.
Kari & Travis Shull
- We are sorry for your loss. Are thoughts & prayers are with you.
- So sorry for your loss. Denny was a great person and good friend. Wish I had visited him more. He will be solely missed.
- John, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers for all of you.