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Robert Jarvis
  • August 24, 1959
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  • October 01, 2020

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On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Robert Earl Jarvis Jr., loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 61. Bob was born on August 24, 1959 in Somers Point, NJ to Robert and Myrtle (Hill) Jarvis. He served as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force until he was honorably discharged in 1987. He continued to follow his passion for protecting others, which culminated in his service as a Duty Officer for what is now the Florida Highway Patrol for 17 years. On November 17, 1979, he married Jean Elizabeth Destler. They raised three sons and one daughter.
Bob had a passion for building models and spending time with his family. He also loved experiencing Disney magic with his wife Jean, which he documented through the viewpoint of someone with disabilities. His videos and advocacy were much admired by not only friends and family, but also by all who viewed his is YouTube channel ‘As Bob Sees It’ and the Facebook group he started ‘Disney with Disabilities’. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious laugh, and his kind and compassionate spirit. His favorite thing was his family.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and his mother, Myrtle. His is survived by his sisters Faith and Dawn, and his wife Jean, his four children and their spouses, Bobby and Jen, Brandon and Jessie, Andrew and Meagan, and Kelly and Mike, grandchildren Micah, Nova, Oliver and Baby Jarvis, and 23 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.


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  1. Renee Poudrier posted an image:
    25 Oct 2020
    Renee Poudrier, Bob Jarvis, Jean Jarvis at Disney 2017
    Renee Poudrier, Bob Jarvis, Jean Jarvis at Disney 2017

  2. Renee Poudrier says:
    25 Oct 2020
    Bob is a friend I will miss forever. He never met a stranger and served others no matter what was going on in his own life. A rare and wonderful individual indeed. May it please God to say to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant...enter into the joy of the Lord." Jean, Kelly, Andrew, Brandon, and Rob, I am so sorry for you loss.

  3. Sandra Jeffery lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 17, 2020 at 10:16:30 PM

  4. Bobby Jarvis lit a candle:
    12 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 12, 2020 at 10:30:39 AM

  5. Tracy & Mark Nation says:
    10 Oct 2020
    Uncle Rob always filled the room with his fun loving personality. He will forever be missed by both friends and family.

  6. William "Mac" McKenzie says:
    10 Oct 2020
    I was blindsided to learn of your passing from Dan L. Bob, you were a pleasure to work with whether it was when I was in the radio room or when I was out on the road. It was always great to hear your voice on the other end of the radio because I knew you had my back. You will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to the Jarvis family. Rest in peace, sir!

  7. Kelly Jarvis posted an image:
    09 Oct 2020
    Oliver misses his Pop Pop
    Oliver misses his Pop Pop

  8. Kelly Jarvis lit a candle:
    09 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 9, 2020 at 10:30:06 AM

  9. Renee Poudrier lit a candle:
    09 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 9, 2020 at 10:29:40 AM

  10. Kelly Jarvis says:
    09 Oct 2020
    I love you, Daddy and miss you so much.

  11. Cass Smith says:
    09 Oct 2020
    Will miss you uncle Rob.

  12. Cass Smith says:
    09 Oct 2020
    My uncle will be missed. He always had a tall story to tell.

  13. Janet R Graves lit a candle:
    09 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 9, 2020 at 10:05:15 AM

  14. Janet R Graves says:
    09 Oct 2020
    Rick and I met Bob and Jean at the FL Highway Patrol as co-workers. Bob did a lot to help our work with constructing a book of all the Central Florida area roadways giving his co-workers a wonderful reference to help the public and State Troopers go where they need to be quickly and accurately. Bob and I had a few inspiring conversations about life situations to which he always gave a very positive aspect for. God took home a Great person. Enjoy paradise Bob.

  15. Carol Adams says:
    08 Oct 2020
    Bob,
    Thanks for all the memories, laughs, and enlightment.
    So glad we stayed friends even after FHP.
    Heaven has taken another Angel from us but we know it's only a temporary separation
    Prayers to your family who are heartbroken now. My God surround them with his love and compassion.
    Love you Jarvis family.

  16. Suzanne Destler says:
    08 Oct 2020
    We are devastated about the loss of Bob. Continued prayers for all of you.

  17. Denitra lit a candle:
    08 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 8, 2020 at 10:14:36 PM

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    08 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 8, 2020 at 10:09:45 PM

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    08 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 8, 2020 at 10:16:59 PM

  20. Kristy and Rich McLaren lit a candle:
    07 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 7, 2020 at 10:06:54 PM

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