Cleveland Ester Jarman Sr.May 21, 1921 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 95)
The humble spirit, it is written, reaches into two directions, upward to God through Christ, and outward to humanity in response to God’s love. Cleveland possessed this descriptive quality of the human spirit as evidenced by his litany of service to God through the church, his service to humanity and his deep love for his family.
Mr. Jarman peacefully passed into eternity on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1921 in Courtland, Alabama to the late Elsworth Jarman and the late Pearlean Stevenson Warren.
In his early response to Christ, Cleveland became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur, but later moved his membership to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur, and later united with Solomon Temple Church in Athens, Alabama.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Anne Fayetta Oliver Jarman on June 10, 1938, and to that union eleven children were born.
In addition to his wife, Cleveland Sr. was preceded in death by a son, Cleveland E. Jarman, Jr., two daughters, Sharon Rose Jarman Webster and Beverly Renee Jarman Langford and two grandsons, Cedric Hatcher and Cleveland Jarman III.
Mr. Jarman was a former employee of Baggett Transportation, Sharon Trucking and First United Methodist Church of Decatur. Cleveland was a World War Two United States Army Veteran.
Cleveland was fondly called “Mr. Cleve” in his community where he had a spirit of servitude, nurturing, giving of self and a compassionate spirit that prevailed amongst his family and people he adored.
The memory of Cleveland will forever remain in the hearts of loved one he leaves behind; his four sons, George Jarman (Vivian) of Decatur, GA, Michael Jarman of Portland, OR, Ronnie Jarman and Rex Jarman, Sr. (Jewel) of Decatur; his four daughters, Annie Pearl Hatcher of Shaker Heights, OH, Jamesetta Wilkerson of Tuscaloosa, AL, Sandra (Cookie) Calvin (Donald) and Paula Johnson (Jerry) of Decatur; a nephew, Leon Crayton (Joan), Hillsboro, AL; two sisters, Pearly Woods Houston of Texas and Delphia Jenkins, Inster MI; 24 grandchildren, Cynthia Funderburk, Kathy Knowles, Freddie Hatcher, Jr., Anya Davis, Trevia Wilkerson, Shea Jarman, Cassandra Almond, Ronnie Jarman, Jr., Jordan Michael Jarman, Rechelle Jarman, Rex Jarman, Jr., Atlantis Jarman, Rexalon Jarman, Janeria Jarman, Shanae Jarman, Cleveland Ester Jarman, IV, Carrington Calvin, Rickey Webster, Shawn Webster, Tiffany Webster, Xavier Jarman, Zelcoriah Johnson, Jerry Johnson Jr., and Charlissa Holman; 17 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Jarman of Decatur; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives
A Celebration of Life will be noon Friday, May 5, 2017 at Shiloh M.B. Church with Elder Theodore Bone officiating and inhumation with military honor will follow in Decatur City Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home.