CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville's Martin Hardware family is reeling from the loss of a beloved, long-time employee.

 Store manager Mike Jarrell passed away Saturday, March 9, at the age of 66.

He worked at the hardware shop since he was 15-years-old, and served as the manager for nearly 35 years.

Jarrell will be missed dearly by friends, family, coworkers, and the community as a whole.

 “Mike would bend over backwards to help anyone that came in the store. If you needed a part, an item, or anything, Mike would find it for you. And if he couldn't, he’d call someone who would,” said Norris Woodzell, Martin Hardware board member.

Jarrell will be laid to rest at Holly Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.