Greg William Ervin

August 18, 1960 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 58)


Greg W. Ervin, 58 of Toledo, IL passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Sweetwater, TN on July 18, 2019.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 27, 2019 at the Toledo Christian Church 501 S. Maryland St. Toledo, IL. Visitation will be at the church on Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family.

He was born August 18, 1960 to C. Carroll and Mary (Stitt) Ervin.  Greg went from walking to working while hooked to his Dad’s belt loops whether it was building boats, working on race cars, or erecting hog barns. 

He turned his dreams into reality, time and time again.  Greg saw the big picture in life at an early age.  He started his first business at age 15 when he purchased a tractor and rented farm ground from a relative. 

With the founding of Ervin Trucking in 1981, he got his start hauling sand and gravel to construction sites.  As he sold old equipment to make way for the new, he quickly recognized the incredible unmet demand for pre-owned inventory.  This led to the creation of Ervin Equipment Incorporated in 1991, with its focus on selling and leasing equipment within the transportation industry. 

Greg had an even greater love for his family.  He married his high school sweetheart, Christie Sowers, in 1978.  They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  He leaves behind his wife Christie, their daughter, Kylee Ervin and husband Justin Ward, grandchildren Paxton (9), Payton (7).  Son, Cole and Season Ervin, grandchildren Jett (8), Eve (5), Judd (5).  Mother, Mary Ervin and sister, Barb Hall.  He was preceded in death by his Dad, Carroll Ervin in 2013.

Greg was tenacious, honest, hard-working, fun-loving, high energy, influential, and instrumental.  Greg was passionate about his hometown community and worked tirelessly to preserve its future.  His legacy will continue to impact lives for generations to come.

Memorials can be made to the Greg W. Ervin Foundation in care of First Neighbor Bank PO Box 127, Toledo, IL 62468. Online condolences can be expressed at

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July 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Toledo Christian Church
501 South Maryland
Toledo, IL 62468

Funeral Service
July 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Toledo Christian Church
501 South Maryland
Toledo, IL 62468

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