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Obituary: James “Jimmy” Travis Harville

James “Jimmy” Travis Harville, beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on July 1, 2024, at the age of 77. He was born on October 14, 1946, in Glen, MS, and most recently resided in Farwell, MI.
Jimmy had a deep love for his family and cherished spending time with his grandchildren. He would sit at the dinner table, listening to them talk about their day, and their not so innocent humor would bring endless laughter to his heart. He was known by many names, including Jimmy, Jim, and Pop Pop.
In his free time, Jimmy enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams, the Detroit Tigers, Lions and the Clare Pioneers . He was an avid fan of wrestling on TV and of his grandkids and watching old western TV shows like Gun Smoke. He also found joy in solving crossword puzzles, coloring pages, and playing video games, particularly Zelda and Super Mario and last but not least playing his favorite game Bingo.
Throughout his career, Jimmy worked for General Motors for 33.4 years before retiring. In his retirement he worked for Ric’s Food Center, and he found fulfillment and community by calling Bingo at various halls helping at the senior center and soup kitchen. He was also a previous proud member of the Lions Club.
Jimmy’s defining personality traits included his sense of humor, silliness, and strong will. He was known for his kindness, respectfulness, and caring nature, always putting others first. He was a young-spirited individual who approached life with a positive and resilient attitude.
He is survived by his brother Ronnie (Jo) Harville and sister Wilma White and stepchildren Margaret Boxx, Charlotte Boxx (AJ Kawalec), Kenneth (Stephanie) Boxx, Richard Bennett (Betty Jean) Bennett, Jeremey Bennett, William West and Daughter Lora Harville.
Jimmy also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren: Carter, Jackson, Kennedy, Hayes (“his little buddy”), Bennett, Dawson, Emersyn, Chelsea, Hunter, Dakota, Colton and Ravin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, LoraJean and William Harville , his sister Marjorie Harville and brother Thomas Berry Harville, and waiting for him at heaven’s gate is his dear sweetheart Elisabeth.
Jimmy’s impact on the lives of others was immeasurable. He taught us that strength comes from within, regardless of one’s size, and to never stop fighting for what matters most. He touched the hearts of those who knew him with his selflessness and unwavering care for others.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held to honor his memory at the Clare County Senior Community Center of Farwell on July 17, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. His spirit will live on in the memories and stories shared by those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Arrangements were handled by the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. On-line condolences maybe left at

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