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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Retired Captain James Givens Passes Away

Retired Captain James Givens passed away on Friday. He worked for the Roanoke Fire Department for 42 years, serving most of them at Station 9. The funeral arrangements are as follows: viewing Sunday 2-4pm and 6-8pm; viewing Monday 6-8pm; Funeral Tuesday 2pm all at the Downtown Oakey's. Honor Guard Members are needed. Contact Richard Lipes, Chief Tartaglia, or myself by pager if you can help. Also needed are pallbearers for the funeral, his wife is requesting members who worked with him.


Anonymous said...

Captain Givens was my first captain when I entered the department. He loved the job and was great to work with. His stories of the "old days" were amazing. James had literally been there and done that! He will be missed.

Captain J.M. Armstrong

Anonymous said...

We still need people to help out at the funeral 2pm on Tuesday, If anyone would like to help please get in contact with myself or Rhett. Thanks R. Lipes