James W. Silvis (November 15, 1964 - February 21, 2023)

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James W. Silvis
  • November 15, 1964
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  • February 21, 2023

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James W. Silvis

November 15, 1964, to February 21, 2023

He resided in Ocala, Florida

He was born in Lansing, Michigan. James grew up in Mason, Michigan, graduating from Mason High School in 1983.

James worked in Jack Sander’s Furniture Store in Albion, Michigan repairing television and electronics. He then went to work for Gene Sorgi (his favorite job he loved the most) at Jilco in Marshall, Michigan and Patriot Antenna Systems in Albion, Michigan.

He married Beth (nee Marsh) March 7, 1987, in Lansing, Michigan. They had two daughters, Alexia and Crista, whom they raised in Albion, Michigan. After a hard winter, he decided to have no more snow, so their whole family moved to Ocala, Florida in 2014 where they have lived ever since.

He enjoyed watching his birds from his front porch. James raised chickens as a hobby and 2 ducks. He liked putting together his car models. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren about car repair, electric repair, house repair. He could do it all and loved sharing his knowledge with his family.

James was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn (nee Hoffman-Bruhn) Silvis in August 2022, and granddaughter Maylen Deanna McCarrick in August 2004. James is survived by wife Beth (nee Marsh) Silvis, his father James A. Silvis, his daughters Alexia Rouse and Crista Sarver. Their children; Annika McCarrick, Jaiden and James Rouse, Garret and Hunter Sarver, Bryson, and Faye Sarver. His brother Todd Silvis (Lisa), two sisters Tracy (Mike) Wing, Wendi (Terry) Ellsworth. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, many of the best friends you could ever hope to have!

There will not be a memorial service at this time. Cremation has taken place.

The family would like to thank everyone so much for everything!!

Beth Silvis, Alexia Rouse and Crista Sarver


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  1. Gary Coats says:
    03 Mar 2023
    James was truly a best friend and little brother I could have ever asked for I will miss him more than words can describe. I look forward to seeing him again when we meet up in Heaven. I will always be praying for Beth and the kids.

  2. Perry Phillips says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Rest in peace little friend. You will always be remembered.

  3. Perry Phillips says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Little Jimmy was a very reliable employee and a great friend. Rest in peace buddy.

  4. Gene Sorgi says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Jimmy Silvis was a great friend and the perfect employee! Hard worker that truly loved his jobs. Jimmy loved hunting, fishing, and tinkering with stuff, and being with his family.

    He truly loved his wife, kids, daughter and granddaughters.!

    Jimmy will truly be missed by myself and many more others!

    Beth, you found a great person when you married. Jimmy!

    My prayers go out to your family.

  5. Shawn krauss says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Alot of memories we had as uncle / Brother in law you will be missed here on earth prayers to the family

  6. Barb Hess says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Best brother-in-law. We will miss him deeply. We love him dearly. Happy that he's in peace. Broken hearted for those left behind. Much love to you James. Many thoughts and prayers for our family.

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