Ervin Main died July 17, 2013
Ervin Lee Main, 72, of Quitman, AR was escorted home to the Lord by musical angels on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born January 22, 1941, in Bee Branch, AR to the late Rastus and Rose Etta (Crawford) Main.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Tonya Main, of Quitman and his three children, Shawnette Main Grubbs (Chris), of Quitman; Jarrod Main of Quitman; and Jeffrey Main (Trudy) of Jacksonville, AR, and son-in-law, Charles Hembrey, of Heber Springs, AR and one daughter-in-law, Amanda Main Jones, of Quitman. He was blessed to have ten grandchildren, Heather, Cassidy, and Jonathan Hembrey of Heber Springs; Victoria, Christopher, and Destiny Grubbs of Quitman; Joshua Main of Quitman; Jordan, Nicole, and Lisa Main of Jacksonville, and two great grandchildren, Sabrina and Jayden Harris. Ervin is also survived by loving siblings, Samuel Main of Jacksonville and Marie Roberts of Searcy, AR. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shannon Main Hembrey and two sisters, Louise Crisco and Mizelle Arnold.
Ervin is well-known by many for his knowledge and honesty in his lifelong career as an auto mechanic. Along with being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he was also a great troubadour of country music and loved playing the guitar. Being a part of the Bakersfield Sound in his younger years, he played up and down the West coast. In recent years, he played with the groups, Senior Moments and Cherokee Country, performing often at the Waychoff Senior Center and Sugarloaf Folklore Society in Heber Springs.
A celebration of life was held on July 21, 2013 at the Quality Inn Convention Center in Heber Springs at 1:00 p.m., with Randall Kennedy officiating. Music was performed by his honorary troubadours, Jake and Mary Howard, Dixie Harrison, Farris Holliman, Roy Coss, Randall and Sylvia Kennedy, and Nelson Greenhaw. He will be forever missed by those who were blessed to know him.