In Loving Memory

Robert Ervin, III

January 8, 1934 - August 10, 2021

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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


7 Comments

  1. Elaine Howe Lawrence

    I worked for Bob Ervin fromOct 1983 to Sept 1989. We worked for Balcor Mgt. this was the best job I ever had working for this incredibly intelligent man. He was my mentor and my friend. I admired his fairness, organizational abilities, leadership and the love he had for his family. I was initially intimated because of his military rank but it didn’t take long for me to relax and realize that this was a man of purpose and determination to perform his duties to the best of his ability. His integrity was beyond reproach and I was proud to be his assistant. My condolences to the family as this is a great loss of an incredible man. Prayers for the family…. Please know that I admired Bob so much.

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  2. Pam McRae

    Jennifer,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, my prayers are with all of you during this time Pam McRae

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  3. lillian Snow

    I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad. It is so hard to lose a parent. My prayers are for you and his family. God bless you at this time

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  4. Terri Jean Smith

    My memory of Bob Ervin is that he was a true gentleman. I have one story about him that I tell to people often that conveys how he truly was an officer and a gentleman. A man that loved his family and put them first. I love listening to stories about him from his family. I was blessed to have known him and we will all miss him. I know that he is in heaven and thankful that he is not suffering anymore. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

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  5. Margie Jones

    My heart and prayers are with you, Lee, Robert, Jennifer, and Erin and your children, family and friends during the time since Bob’s death and in the months to follow.
    Bob still loved and lived for God and shared Jesus for several years after I met them, as he was vary capable of doing until he got ill again. I enjoyed every message he emailed me so very much and I could tell he was close to our Lord. I have been very blessed to have known the family for over 20 years and Bob sent me only his work on scriptures and his relationship with God and I benefited tremendously from his work. Love, Margie

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  6. Don Roth

    To Delilah Lee and family, I was saddened to hear of Bob’s death, he was truly a Man of God, a responsible husband and father, and a patriot and veteran! We worked together in Kairos many years ago, and always enjoyed each others company. Bob walked with the Lord many years on earth, so I know he continues his walk with Jesus in His heavenly kingdom. He was a very special man, but you all know that better than I, and the world was a better place because of him! May the Lords peace be with you all
    Sincerely

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  7. Bryan Pearce

    I am sad to hear of Bob’s death and want to convey deepest sympathy’s to the Ervin Family on behalf of the Pearce Family (Anne Starkey Pearce). May God’s peace be with you all and especially during this time

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