Robert Tait Ervin, III, a native of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on August 10, 2021.
He was a member of Christ Anglican Church in Mobile, Alabama, Disabled Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, VVA Chapter 864, and Kairos Prison Ministry. Bob attended Mobile Public School, Mary B. Austin Grammar School, Murphy High School, Springhill College, Auburn University, The University of Maryland in Munich, Germany, and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.
Bob served 27 years in military service, retiring as a Major in 1977. He served two tours in Vietnam and two tours in Germany. He was a Lt. Colonel in the Alabama Defense Force. After retiring from the United States Army, he went into commercial real estate management.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, The Honorable Judge Robert Tait Ervin, Jr. and Elizabeth Starkey Ervin.
He is survived by his wife, Delilah Lee Trehern Ervin; children, Jennifer Lee Ervin Swann (George S. Swann, III,) Erin Elizabeth Ervin, Robert Tait Ervin, IV (Sandra Jones Ervin), all of Mobile, AL; his grandchildren, Robert (Quinn) Tait Ervin, V, Olivia Starkey Swann, Sofia Adelaide Swann, Isabella Montreux Dumas, Ashley Leighanne Landry and Harley Kay Landry; one sister, Elizabeth Hudson of Tuscaloosa, AL; along with other family member and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, Alabama at 12:00 PM, with the service to follow, beginning at 1 PM. Interment will take place at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 AL Hwy. 225, in Spanish Fort, AL, at 2:30 PM.
Pallbearers will be Robert Tait Ervin, V, George S. Swann, III, Walter T. Dumas, Eric Chaudron, William Vance, and Stuart Vance.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following:
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN, CHAPTER #7
c/o SHEHAN PATE, P. O. BOX 6872, MOBILE, ALABAMA 36660
VVA CHAPTER 864, c/o JOE BIRINDELLI
P O BOX 2535, ROBERSTDALE, ALABAMA 36567
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY, c/o CHAIRPERSON, JEFF TAPLEY
104 DORIS AVENUE, SPANISH FORT, ALABAMA 36527