Elmer Eugene Jarrell, 76, of Altavista, died Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was born in West Virginia, on May 11, 1943 a son of the late Elmer Hite Jarrell and Gladys Robert Jarrell. He retired from the maintenance department for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Elmer is survived by his companion of 20 years, Barbara Pavek; four children, Greg Jarrell, Jeff Jarrell, Mike Jarrell, Tammie Horne; and eight grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford with Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.