Celebration of life for Greenville legend Marvin Jarman

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Following the passing of Greenville legend Marvin Jarman, the community rallied together for a memorial service.

Sunday at J.H. Rose High School, friends, families, coaches, and the community attended Marvin Jarman’s celebration of life.

“Marvin meant a lot not just to me but the whole football team because he came to every single practice and he was always there,” J.H. Rose Football Player Landon Richards said.

Hundreds flooded into the gymnasium, showcasing their “rose high school” green, Jarman’s favorite shade of the school colors.

Laughter, tears, and love were shared about Mr. School Spirit after he passed away on February 18th. The Greatest Rampant left behind a lifetime’s worth of good times and memories.

“If you lived in Glendale, you were driving Marvin to wherever you needed to go,” Former J.H. Rose student Riley Byrne said. “You would see him walking and ask him to hop in.”

“I just remember coming in at halftime in one of the games and no matter what the score was he was always in the best mood just sitting on the couch waiting for halftime,” Richards said.

If you were not able to attend, click here for the streamed memorial service.

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