SAYBROOK — James Eddy Givens, age 52, of W. 48th St., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Saybrook Landing.
James was born Nov. 9, 1961, in Middlesboro, Ky., the son of Granville and Nellie (Wyatt) Givens and moved to Ashtabula in 1998. He married Anna Condo on April 22, 1999.
A member of the Baptist faith, James was a devoted family man and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a good storyteller who loved anything outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He was also a good mechanic and was a big fan of the TV show Duck Dynasty.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Givens of Ashtabula; children, Shawn (Chauntelle) Ashley of Ashtabula, Dennie Mull of Ashtabula and Cynthia (Matt) Hodgkinson of Pierpont; five grandchildren, Shydell LaRay “Bunkin” Ashley, T.J. “Doc” Beals, Matti Paananen, Aryona (Ronnie) Burlingame and Timothy Paananen; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Tessa Burlingame; two brothers, Drexel Given of Kentucky and Eugene Givens of Ashtabula; and two sisters, Mary Maiden and Lynn Brown, both of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother-in-law, Betty Condo.
At his request, there will be no calling hours or services, cremation will take place
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the family.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is handling the arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.