In Memory of




Obituary for James Harold McFarlane

James Harold McFarlane of Grand Rapids, MI was born January 24, 1960 and died peacefully September 10, 2020 after only a 6-week fight with cancer.

Jim was the youngest of 5 siblings. He left behind his sister, Kathy McFarlane Draper, and several nieces and nephews. He wanted to go home from the hospital to die, but sadly was only home for one day.

He was a good man who respected woman, the elderly and veterans. He was a Christian who ended every conversation with "God Bless You." He loved to dance and sing and even competed in a Michael Jackson dance contest (may have been the only white boy there.) Motown music was his choice of music. Diana Ross and Michael Jackson were his favs. He saw them both in concert numerous times. With all that dancing he always had a coke in his hand.

His favorite holidays were Christmas, where he was like a little boy when it came to presents, and Halloween, where he could dress up in costumes. Jimmy loved him some Barbies, Beanie Babies, Pez dispensers, happy meals, super heroes, etc. etc.. He had been a toy collector for most of his life. His whole life was in service to others, a very unselfish soul. He was pro Trump (can't beat him up now) and loved cats (had to be Siamese.) He had a fabulous memory remembering things that happened 55 years ago.

He struggled most of his life. Just as things started looking up, cancer came in and took him. He didn't have money, insurance or time to prepare. Please donate to his Go Fund Me page.

The family would like to thank everyone who showed compassion, help and care for Jim during his illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at Riverside Park Pavilion on Sept. 26 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Be There or Be Square. Your Presence We Miss. Your Memories We Treasure. Loving You Always. Forgetting You Never.