In memory of

James Paul Garvin Sr.

Nov 7, 1962
Apr 16, 2016


James Paul Garvin Sr. was born November 7th, 1962.  He passed away April 16th, 2016. He was a loving father of 7 children; four boys and three girls.  He was the husband of Kimberly Ogle for 21 years and the son of Beverly Turner and son of Jerry Garvin. He was a brother to six sisters and four brothers, and grandfather to two grandchildren. He worked doing tree work for many years providing for his family and making a living. He would want this to be a day of remembering the good times, rather than a day of mourning. He will forever be in our hearts, and truly missed.

Rest In Paradise

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Service Information

Graveside Service
Wednesday April 20th, 2016 12:00 PM
Lee Mission Cemetery
2104 D St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Faith Garvin Totten says:

    I love you brother and miss you, I have so many great memories of you as a kid, your forever in my heart...

  2. Zachary says:

    Love you Rip dad

  3. Shelbie Garvin says:

    Love an miss you dad...

  4. Deborah Lopez says:

    Prayers for you and you Family May God be with you and guide you through a journey that will bring happiness threw you're heeling remember all the good times with your Dad .

  5. Tammy Wilson says:

    That made me cry he was a very good man take care of his children and you was always there for them

  6. Heather Gallardo says:

    Not a day goes by that I don't wish you were here again and health, to see you and tell you I love you. Tell uncle Ricky, uncle Bud and granny Rose we love tell, they'll take good care of you til we see each other again rest in paradise

  7. Savannah says:

    Rip uncle jimmy you are missed

  8. Nanette browning says:

    I luv u brother there won't b a day I won't think about and wish u was here we will see each other again I luv u with all my heart

  9. Kimberly says:

    We love you so much, you will forever be in our thoughts.. May you rest with the angels..

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for the trust placed in Johnson Funeral Home. We offer our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

Share Your Sympathy