COLUMBIANA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Arthur “Jim” Garland of Columbiana, formerly of Canfield, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on June 1, 1954, in Warren, Ohio the son of James R. and Betty Jo (Littleton) Garland.
He was a 1972 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, a veteran of the United States Navy and a 1985 graduate of Youngstown State University.
Jim had a strong work ethic, as demonstrated by his employment with ABL Wholesale Distributors, Inc., serving as CFO, then President, for the past 30 years.
A man of faith, Jim enjoyed playing the piano and guitar with his granddaughters. He loved spending time camping and shooting with his children, brother and nephews and visiting with his sisters.
He will be missed by his girlfriend, Mary Jo Sikora, with whom he made his home; son, Seth of Southgate, Michigan; daughter, Megan (Tiffany) of Galloway, Ohio; son, Nathan of Galloway Ohio; granddaughters, Natalee, Emmalee and Alina; his siblings, Connie (Robert) Rhodes, Sr., Bonnie (Raymond) Rook and Mark (Lori) Garland, Sr.; ten nieces and nephews, 24 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel, on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at Kerr Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Special Olympics.
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