Roland H. Ervin, 82, passed away from heart failure on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at home in Bartow, Fla.
Born July 25, 1931, in Florala, Ala., he was the son of William H. and Ethel Ervin.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Ervin moved to Bartow in the 1960s and worked for many years as a reclamation supervisor in the phosphate industry.
He was also a member of McLeod Memorial Presbyterian Church in Bartow.
Mr. Ervin is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Ervin, and his daughter, Elizabeth Moore.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Donahue of Bartow; brother Dan Ervin of Lake City.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow.
Graveside service follows at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McLeod Memorial Presbyterian Church, 695 W. Stuart St., Bartow, FL 33830 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 2393 E.F. Griffin Road, Bartow, FL 33830.
Condolences at www.whidden mcleanfuneralhome.com.
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.