James Lee Hargreaves

July 31, 1957 - June 5, 2013

07/31/1957 - 06/05/2013

James L. Hargreaves

Moyock – James “Jim” L. Hargreaves, 55, died June 5, 2013. Jim was born in Saginaw, MI to William R. and JoAnn E. Hargreaves. He attended Great Bridge FWB Church, worked as a frames representative for Kenmark Group and was an avid sports fan, especially ODU Monarchs and the Detroit Tigers. Jim enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 13 years, Tiffany G. Hargreaves; children, Aaron Hargreaves of Chesapeake, Kyle Galbreath Christina of Chesapeake, Dalton Hackney of Moyock, and Shelby Hargreaves of Moyock; parents, William and JoAnn of Freeland, MI; siblings, Bob Hargreaves of N. Boston, MI and Becky Jones of Freeland, MI; grandchildren, Leiyana Galbreath and Anthony Maldonado.

The family will receive friends at
Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Friday from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:00pm at Great Bridge FWB Church with Pastor Hal Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Great Bridge FWB Church building fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Gregg & Debbie Baldwin
7 years ago

A heaven bound soul, if I ever knew one. A great person, kind to all. Jim was in our wedding, when we were all just kids. We had the pleasure of sitting with Jim and Tiffany at the HS reunion. I remember thinking how I wished we lived closer to them.

You played a nice golf game, Jim. I hope to join you in the clubhouse, right after I finish my round.

Pat Spadaccia
7 years ago

Can’t believe Jim is gone. Such a great guy. Always willing to help me with frames. Enjoyed out talkes about our families. Really, really going to miss him. Gone too soon!

Dr. Christine W. Cook
7 years ago

Dave, Andy and I are so sorry for your loss. We are also sorry we could not make Jim’s service. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything.

Dr.Cook and Family.

STACY WHITE
7 years ago

Deepest sentiment to the family. Jim and I never had the chance to meet in person, but after talking to someone daily for 8 years they kind of grow on you. Jim has made an impact on my life and i will never forget him. prayers to all of you!

Brenda
7 years ago

For the Family: We are a Kenmark customer, I want to express my condolences for the loss of your loved one. I hope you might find comfort from a book you can use with your Bible: What Does the Bible Really Teach? Chapters 6 and 7 Where Are the dead? Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died. The book can be found at http://www.jw.org free steaming or download; audio pdf and epub

Joy Lawson
7 years ago

Gary and I were so sorry to read about Jim’s passing. We remember your first date. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 757-925-1802.

With Sympathy,

Joy & Gary Lawson

Cassie & Eric Heiss
7 years ago

Heart felt condolences to the ones he has left behind.

Holly Robertson Johnson
7 years ago

I am Jim’s cousin from MI and I have many great childhood memories of fun times together in Freeland, Harbor Beach and Grand Haven. Our thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time. Take care and much love – The Johnsons

Mario Mendizabal
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss.

Our prayers are with your family.

Janice Blunt The Optical Shoppe
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. He was my one of my favorite reps. Always greeted me with a smile. I will truly miss him. Kenmark won’t be the same.

Diane Grzesiak Skylis
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband and father, my friend. I will keep you in my prayers, and hope you feel the intense consolations of Christ.God bless you in this difficult time.

Bob Lennox
7 years ago

I am very saddened to hear of your loss

I always enjoyed Jim’s company when we were in school

He was a kind a gentle person

Our prayers will go out to his family

Bob Lennox

Perry Lovelace
7 years ago

I have known Jim for 27 years and we were in the same business, porviding eyeglass frames to eyecare professionals all over the state of Virginia. Jim was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. He always had a smile on his face and was always positive and upbeat. I never heard a negative word from him. Jim was loved by all his customers and will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tiffany and the family. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of Jim. I know I will.

M E Jackson, OD
7 years ago

I just learned Jim was ill last weekend. He was a super nice guy and will be missed.

Tammie Allgood
7 years ago

I just wanted to say I’m so sorry for your loss, Jim was a wonderful person, always so kind, he was one of our reps and it was so nice to see him when we threw him a luncheon here at the office, He will be truly missed .

Lynette Harman
7 years ago

I will always remember Jim fondly. Be strong within your family. I have prayed for you.

Bruce Hahn
7 years ago

I will always remember the small town childhood memories with Jim. He was a quiet, decent guy and a great baseball team mate. It was great to see Jim again at our 35th high school reunion in 2010..he looked great and had such a nice time that weekend ! My thoughts and love go out to Jimmy’s family, friends and all that loved him.

Jon Davis
7 years ago

I will remember my conversations with Jim starting out about business, but always quickly turning to the topic of basketball. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family and friends. I am very sorry for your loss.

Jo Dell Oaks
7 years ago

I would like to extend my sympathies to your family. I shared the VA territory with Jim and ALL of his former accounts thought the world of him and always asked how he was doing.

I have been with Kenmark for 12 years and Jim was the perfect Southern gentleman and the quintessential “nice” guy. He was easy going and always spoke lovingly of his family.

He will missed by his Kenmark coworkers and once again-my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.

Pat & Bob Gantt
7 years ago

Jim was a bright light, a special and dear friend who will be missed by all. Our condolences to his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Edwin Green
7 years ago

Jim was a good friend and always there when I needed help finding a frame. He will be missed by all. God bless your family! Many thoughts and prayers!

Jane Forsberg Jasek
7 years ago

Jim, my FHS pal, may you rest in eternal peace. Cherished memories of lots of fun times are ours forever. I send condolences to the entire Hargreaves family.

John Justice
7 years ago

Lots of love, thoughts & prayers to all of Jim’s family and friends. His legacy in the eyewear industry in Virginia will live on for many years to come. He was a very vital part of the Kenmark Family and we will miss him greatly!

Howard D Jadofsky
7 years ago

Many of the folks I have met in the optical industry you would call work associates, Jim however you could call friend. I have known him since 2000. Jim was one of the friendliest reps a person could work with. My condolences to your family, he will be missed by us all.

SueEllen Vernon Timpe
7 years ago

My “Heart” is Grateful to have had the pleasure to be raised in Michigan with Jim. The laughter, fun, joy we could share in a small school in the rural area we enJOYED kept us all in touch in a way that is rare, but helped us to touch each others lives even today. My hope is that your family can know we extend our history of care to you all right now. Remember the moments that make you “Heart Smile”.

That is Wonderful to carry with you always. Jim will be Remembered and we will think often of his resilience. Rest Peacefully Jim

Donna Baker
7 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family.

I knew Jim when I worked in Virginia, he was our rep through Viva. He was a really great guy with a lot of heart. He will be missed.

I pray that God will keep the family strong & give them courage.

Debbie Middleton
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to all of Jims family. We never met,however I talked to him almost daily and he was always a joy to talk with. He always had such a cheerful spirit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sean Ridgeway
7 years ago

My heart goes out to the entire Hargreaves family. My thougts are with you…

Lisa Huffman Hahn
7 years ago

My heart is deeply saddened with Jims passing… he was a wonderful person whom I have known since elementary school thru high school. I have so many great memories of our childhood.I’m so thankful that he and I were able to rekindle our friendship over these past few years. Jim was loved by all of us who grew up with him…God bless you Jimmy. I will never forget you.

Kimberly Lynch
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Lori and Rob Correa
7 years ago

Our heartfelt sympathies are with you all. We are so very sorry for the loss of Jim. We pray the Lord comfort you as only He can do.

Lori and Rob Correa

Lindsay Pitts
7 years ago

Our sympathies to your family. Jim was such a kind man and we were blessed to have worked with him.

Doug & Sue Lubahn
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire extended Hargreaves family. Jim will be missed by many. May God Speed. Doug & Sue Lubahn

Ken Fallstick
7 years ago

Prayers and condolences to Jim’s family. Jim was a great childhood friend and will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.

mindy thompson
7 years ago

sending our condolences from Harman Eye Center in Lynchburg.Mindy Thompson, Mary Viar, Karla Pettengill, Kelly Frazier, Christy Price Mays, Meggan Martin, Heather Banton, Kim Peters, Angie Saumenig. You are greatly missed.

Jim Spisak
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. A well respected professional and proud to say a good friend of mine at Kenmark Optical. I will miss him!

KC & Cathy Satchell
7 years ago

So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I knew Jim growing up in Freeland…we were neighbors on River Road and always enjoyed/respected the entire Hargreaves family. I always enjoyed playing catch with Jim as he was a few years older and I looked up to him. Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers. K C Satchell

Mark A. Kramer
7 years ago

So sorry to learn of your, our, lost. I have a small practice in a very small town. Jim was one of the first to visit me and he never gave up on me. He used to sit and talk for quite away. I will miss those talks. God bless.

Leland, Sonja & Samantha Yancey
7 years ago

Someone as special as Jim Hargreaves will never be forgotten. I have enjoyed working with him as his colleague and his manager. Our friendship has grown strong over the years as he has become a dear friend. I have been with him through both good and hard times. Even through his illness he was so enjoyable and delightful. I can only wish and pray for the best for his family and friends. Jim will be tremendously missed.

OJ and Ellie Jackson
7 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Kelly Frazier
7 years ago

Tiff as Jim would say and family,

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Jim was a fabulous rep. and a great person. He will surely be missed..

Kelly Frazier

HEC

Forest, Va.

Betsy Thurman
7 years ago

Tiffany and children ~ Jim was so much more than just our sales rep ~ he was a dear friend ! I have known Jim since before he was with Kenmark and had many conversations with him in those years! Most of those talks included his family and the tremendous joy and love he had for all of you ~ I hope you are all able to be comforted with great memories as you try to deal with his loss ~ please know that he was respected and loved everywhere he went ~ We will miss him so much !

Cynthia Hobbs
7 years ago

Tiffany and Shelby, please know that your both are in our prayers. If there is anything my family can do to help you out, don’t hesitate to let us know.

WE do know that God has claimed another angel and we all will see him again one day, healed, showing off his new body and probably playing a little golf.

Again, please know that you are in our prayers.

Allison Grob
7 years ago

Tiffany, we knew this day would come and we were all dreading it. I am thankful for the time you all got together and pray good memories and faith keep you going. I know your loss. It is not easy at all. But I promise, moment by moment, day by day, life does get a little easier. Remember, it’s not your own strength that will carry you and your family now, but God’s grace. I love you all.

Britt&Margie Haygood
7 years ago

Tiffany&family Our love and prayes are with you all. I know Jim will be truly missed. God bless Love Britt,Margie,Robin and Granny

ALLYSON PITTMAN
7 years ago

TO THE FAMILY:

MY SINCEREST SYMPATHY IN YOUR LOSS. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF NOT ONLY WORKING WITH JIM, BUT ALSO BEING ABLE TO CALL HIM A FRIEND. WE WOULD ALWAYS SPEND TIME TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES OR ANYTHING ELSE WE COULD THINK OF OTHER THAN FRAMES… THE LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY WAS SO OBVIOUS. HE WAS TRULY ONE – OF – A – KIND !!!

JIM, SO VERY THANKFUL YOU MADE THE TRIP TO THE EASTERN SHORE A FEW WEEKS AGO,AS HARD AS IT WAS FOR YOU TO DO, THAT VISIT MEANS MORE TO ME THAN I CAN EXPRESS…. YOU WILL BE MISSED BEYOND WORDS MY DEAR FRIEND !!

ALLYSON EASTERN SHORE OPTICAL

Pam Everhart
7 years ago

To the Hargreaves family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Jim years ago at one of Kenmarks national sales meeting and I always looked forward to seeing him.

Wishing you Peace to bring you comfort,Courage to face days ahead and Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Blessings to you all

Melanie Satchell Bennett
7 years ago

To the Hargreaves family, my sincerest condolences. I have many fond memories of all of you, as you were a part of my Freeland “family.” I remember lots of enjoyable hours spent babysitting for Jim and Bob when they were little, and can still picture Jim as always cheerful and full of smiles. I am so sorry for your loss.

Gray & Amy Robertson
7 years ago

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our love and thoughts are with you.

Rick and Adrienne Wimmer
7 years ago

We have only been a part of the Hargreaves life for a short period.Being little Shelby softball coach and her growing with her and her family there is nothing we could ever do to make the smiles stop, not that we ever wanted too. What we would give to see those loving smiles today. You will all be forever in our hearts,mind and souls as we are here to support you in this tough time that weights yours shoulders.