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Robert Bruce Jervis
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Obituary for Robert Bruce Jervis

DURHAM: Robert Bruce Jervis, 70, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Brian Center of Southpoint following an extended illness. He was born in Fayetteville, NC on April 23, 1947 to the late Lucille Hollingsworth Jervis and Cary Gifford Jervis.

Bob graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville in 1969. He also attended the UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill where he graduated with a JD degree in 1972. He was engaged in private practice as an attorney from 1972 until his passing.

Bob placed all his hope in Jesus Christ as a young man, and always confessed that he was a saint saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus. He served God and others, particularly children and young people, with devotion. Durham’s National Day of Prayer gathering was begun under Bob’s personal vision and leadership. For 25 years he has been a beloved member of the Dayspring Baptist Fellowship family; his brothers and sisters in Christ greatly mourn his loss. Bob was also a founding elder of Dayspring in 1992.

Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years Kay Turner Jervis; daughters, Kim Jeong-Mee Sugar (James) and Brianna Rae Jervis; son, Christopher Brian Jervis (Danielle); brother, Larry G. Jervis (Elsie); brother-in-law, Barry E. Turner (Brenda); two grandsons, Elias Sugar and Julian Sugar; three nieces and two great-nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 17, 2017, at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham, NC with Pastor Mac Bare officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Brian Center Southpoint for their loving and compassionate care they gave to Bob and his family during his time as a resident there.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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10:00 AM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

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11:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


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