James Wilson Garvin
November 4, 1941 - November 20, 2016

JAMES WILSON GARVIN "WIL" 75, of Carolina Shores, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

"Wil" loved his family, friends, his PGA buddies, smallmouth bass fishing on the Potomac River, the Washington Redskins, golf, and trains. We will miss "Wil" and the nice man he was to everyone he met.

"Wil" is survived by his wife Janice Garvin of the home, sons James Patrick Garvin, and his wife Janice, Mark Wilson Garvin, and Scott Purnell Garvin, and his wife Kim, his sister Mary Alice Steidley and husband Carl and their son Michael, Sister in law Lin Lawson and her daughters Letitia Lawson and Crystal Sloan, 7 Grandsons, Ryan Scott, James Garrett Lee, Stephen Andrew, Michael Anthony, Caleb Patrick, Lucas Daniel, and Seamus Swift, and a Great Grandson Rhett Ryan.


  • William Favro Posted November 26, 2016 5:14 pm

    Wil was a wonderful person, always quick to smile and offer a greeting. I loved playing golf with Wil especially if I rode in the cart with him. He always had a supply of crackers, peanuts, grapes, etc hidden in his bag that he would share. He loved playing golf with the PGA group, and we all enjoyed the golf more because of Wil’s presence. He truly made golf a social experience. He will be missed by many folks.
    God bless you Wil, and may you rest in peace.
    Bill & Brenda Favro

  • Bill Kasper Posted November 27, 2016 7:00 am

    He certianly was. Always on the positive note
    Bill Kasper

  • Crystal Sloan Posted November 27, 2016 9:18 am

    I hadn’t seen Wil in a long time but I remember him being a very loving husband. I know how much love was shared between Wil and Janice and how much she will miss him. I am glad he is out of pain and know he will be watching over you Janice. Make sure to give Blue a pat for his daddy each day. Love you. Crystal

  • Letitia Lawson Posted November 27, 2016 8:54 pm

    Wil was a joyful, positive force in the world. His love, especially for Janice and his “boys,” touched the lives of everyone around him. Time spent with him, whether watching the river flow by, riding a train, or just making breakfast, was always a little celebration of living. He was, and will always be, an inspiration — as well as an uncle — to me. Happy fishing Wil.

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