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 John Allen “Johnie/Red” Ervine

John Allen “Johnie/Red” Ervine

Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Aug 1957 (aged 36)
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Burial Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 94013087 · View Source
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When my Daddy was in the Army Air Corps., during World War II, he met my Mom in Sleford, England, they fell in love and the rest is history. Daddy was a young man of 36 yrs. when he was severely injured in a motorcylce accident. Our Daddy never regained conciousness and less than 12 hrs. later that Saturday, at 11:25 p.m. our Daddy died from his injuries. They say time heals all wounds but the death of our Dad is still real. His family is with him now after all these years. R.I.P. Daddy, you are missed and forever loved.

John Allen Ervine, 36, died at 11:25 P.M. Saturday, August 17, 1957, at Fayette Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident south of Brookville on U.S. 52 at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. After trying to pass a Greyhound bus, his motorcycle struck a gate post, throwing him several feet in the air and thru tree branches, both legs were almost severed. The motorcycle was demolished. Both legs were amputated between the knee and ankle in an attempt to save his life.

Johnie was born March 7, 1921 in Connersville, Fayette, Indiana to John C. and Lillian Ennis Ervine. During World War II he served with the Armed Forces in Europe with the Army Air Corps. While in the service and stationed in Sleford, England, he met his future wife, Ina. Johnie and Ina were married on Nov. 6, 1944 in Sleford. Johnie worked at Stants Manufacturing as an Assitant Foreman. He loved cars and riding his motorcycle.

Besides his wife, the former Ina Smith, he leaves two daughters, Agnes and Barbara, at home; his father John C. Ervine; a sister; Juanita Friend; Grandmother, Minnie Ervine; nephew and niece. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Lillian Irene Ennis Ervine, who died in May, 1955 and maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Services will be held at Myers Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 21,1957 with Elder Franklin Fowler of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Ralph "David" Short (1965 - 2011)

Mary Effie Ennis (1876-1920)
Nathaniel Oscar Ennis (1869-1956)
Andrew A. Ervine (1865-1955)
Minnie Hopkins Ervine (1876-1963)

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  • Created by: Agnes
  • Added: 22 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94013087
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Allen “Johnie/Red” Ervine (7 Mar 1921–17 Aug 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94013087, citing Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Agnes (contributor 47223073) .