Legendary Marvin Jarman of J.H. Rose Athletics dead at 77

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The man familiar to so many of the J.H. Rose Rampants community and beyond has died.

“We’ve always thought that he was indestructible. That he would be there forever,” J.H. Rose High School baseball coach Ronald Vincent said.

J.H. Rose High School shared on its Facebook page that Marvin Jarman passed away Sunday morning.

“Thank you to the thousands of people who have reached out recently, but we wanted to let everyone know, Marvin now has the best seat in the house for all sporting events,” the post reads.

The 77-year-old was well known for his unwavering dedication to Rampant athletics with attendance streaks dating back decades. Vincent said Jarman has been a staple at the school since his high school days.

“Marvin has been Mr. Rose High and Mr. School Spirit since he graduated from high school and is just a great person, probably the best person I’ve ever known,” Vincent said.

Last year, Jarman celebrated his birthday with the community as well as the recent milestone of attending 1,300 basketball games for the Rampants.

Jarman’s love and support for the Rampants began in the early 1960s when his younger brother Grant started playing high school sports and since then, the passion continued to grow.

“Just remember him about who he was, high character, and the great person he was to everybody,” Vincent said.

J.H. Rose High School says that announcements about funeral arrangements will be shared at a later date.