James F. Given

Born: Wed., Aug. 7, 1929
Died: Wed., Jul. 19, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Woodsfield

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                 James F. Given, 87, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.

          He was born in Glendon, West Virginia on August 7, 1929 a son of the late Otto and Loretta Gay Stewart Given.

          He was a retired millwright for the former Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio and attended the New Life Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was a former member of the U.S. Army Reserve Corp. of Engineers.  He was a co-founder of the Woodsfield Emergency Squad and a former member of the Woodsfield Fire Department, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leisa Copley; a sister, Shirley Andrews; a brother Ernest Given.

          Surviving are his wife, Doris Smith Given whom he married on August 3, 1950; one son, Gordon Lee "Chuck" Given of Lewisville, Ohio; a son-in-law, Charles Copley of Bethesda, Ohio; three sisters, Jean Given of Frametown, West Virginia, Ida Brown of Morgantown, West Virginia, Lucille (Brian) Shepherd of Richmond, Virginia; one brother Herman (Ruth)  Given of Frametown, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Stacey Copley, Jim Copley, Nate Kidd, Erin Given; one great granddaughter, Kennedy Kidd; several nieces and nephews.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 with Minister Tim Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

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Jeff and Jo Ellen Seidler
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Chuck I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a good man. He was one our first EMS drivers for Woodsfield. God bless you all. Praying peace. Jeff and Jo Ellen

Jo Ann Sefert
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Chuck, so sorry for your loss,, you are in my prayers

Mike, Julie and Corey Jones
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one and our friend. Your Dad was a very nice friendly man. We had good visits at the Arbors, while he was a resident there. You are a good son, for taking such good care of your parents. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dan and Carol McCauley Thorn
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Aunt Doris and Chuck,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Please know I am thinking of you. Please remember these words "We are never gone until we are forgotten". It appears Uncle Jim has a very long legacy. Love, Carol

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James F. Givin, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, James F. Givin, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Robin Haslam
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Chuck I am so very sorry on the loss of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Chuck and Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. He was a very caring, kind, and giving person who volunteered his time to the community for many years. May God bring comfort to all of you during this most difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Pat Catchpool
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Chuck and Doris, I am sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and I know he and my Dad were close. Having just lost my Mom (Donna McCracken) four weeks ago, I truly feel your pain.

David and Carol Freitag
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Doris Jean and Chuck,
Our sincerest sympathy. You all are good neighbors. Jim always had a minute to stop and chat. We will miss him.

Martha Lee McCauley May
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find the peace and love you need. Jim was a good man, loving father and husband.

Jan Henthorn
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Condolences to your family! So sorry to hear of your families loss.

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Dear Ones,
So sorry to read about Jim passing... sending prayers to all of u to get through this difficult time...

Herman Given
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Sorry for your Family lost. Jim will be greatly missed , Sorry we could not be there,

Shelia Cole - Oklahoma
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary and David Tubaugh
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Sending all of our prayers, love and sympathy to all. Please know that your friends are with you in your hearts at this time. Your Dad always had a smile for everyone. May he rest in peace and God's light shine upon him. Always.

Todd Ullom
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Chuck and Doris , Our Deepest sympathy and Condolences. We know the pain and feeling of such losd. Thoughts and prayers to you.
Todd and Diane Ullom

Larry and Gail Briggs
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Dear Chuck and family, so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, we know how very much your family meant to you. He surely will be missed by all who knew him.

Conner Family
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Sorry to hear of your loss! Praying for strength and comfort to get you through the coming days!

John and Sue Hunnell
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Doris and Chuck and Family, What a wonderful person in life and neighbor Mr. Given was. Keeping you all close to ur hearts and in our prayers!

kay hupp
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
chuck and family I am so sorry for your loss

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Chuck and family - was so sorry to hear about your dad, wanted to know you were in my thoughts and prayers.

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