James Havens

James H. Havens

1942 - 2022

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James H. Havens

   James H. Havens 79, of Taberg N.Y. passed away unexpectedly in his home on September 10, 2022. He was born on November 3, 1942, in Rome N.Y. a son of the late Howard and Dorothy Van Dreasar Havens. James was employed by the Oneida County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy, serving on the Warrant Unit. Durning his career he received many awards for closing challenging cases. James was also a member of the Plumbers Local 112 and was known for being a skilled builder and plumber. He was a jack of all trades and even built the family cabin in the Adirondacks. He had a passion for all types of racing, including NASCAR, dirt track, and snowmobile racing. You might find him at the Utica Rome Speedway on a Friday evening enjoying a night out with his grandsons, or during the week, guiding his gradsons Taylor & Nick at the family auto repair shop.

   James is survived by his beloved daughters, and sons-in-law, Dana (Thomas)Barber, FL, Dawn Kahler, Floyd, Debbie (Jeffery) Burney, FL, Danielle (Lincoln) Gifford, FL, Phyllis (Mike) Havens Burth, Lee; two stepchildren, Bobbi (Mike) Geddes, Stittville and Tricia Dole, Rome, eleven grandchildren, Brandon, Adam, Amanda, Malorie, Morgan, Madison, Erica, Blake, Ben, Taylor and Nicholas; five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; along with his canine companion Gemma. He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Krombach and brother, Gerald Havens.

   Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. James was laid to rest in the Rome Cemetery.

   Arragements by Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral; Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.

A Memorial Tree was planted for James
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home