John Givens

Born: 03/11/1956 Passed:

John Givens,  age 65 of Canton, Ohio left this earthly life on December 20, 2021 after a brief illness surrounded by family. John was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 11, 1956.

John is survived by his daughters Lauryn Givens of Bolivar, Ohio.  Courtney (Jack) Williams of Odessa, Florida.  And his son Kyle Givens of Canton.  Seven wonderful grandchildren Alexandra, Ray, Darren, and Tysheem Staples.  John (Baby Jackie) Emmett and Hayes Williams.  They were his proudest accomplishments.  Dave (Jenny) Rich has been a dear friend of 50+ years who he shared many of his life adventures with.  Many friends which included Golf, Football, Basketball and John was an avid Canton McKinley Bulldog fan.

John was preceded in death by his parents James and Stella Givens of Calcutta, Ohio. His sister Carol Givens and brother James Givens of East Liverpool, Ohio.

There are no services planned as John expressed he did not want to have a service or  celebration of life as “anyone that would celebrate his life did so while he was here.”

If you would like to share memories or condolences with his family please post to his Facebook account or directly to his children.


1 Tribute to John Givens

  1. Stacy (Givens) Gansheimer says:

    So Thankful to have spend his last days with him. He will be missed by his children who he was so proud of. He leaves so many friends who were like family to him. one thing we did well with was our children even though we were not together Our children came first. In his last hours we shared so many memories of them and of his friends.

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