James Alvin Schiffer, age 46, of Lilburn, passed away on October 30, 2015. He was born on December 6, 1968 in Forsyth, Montana. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Schiffer; children, Christian Schiffer and Olivia Schiffer both of Lilburn; and sister, Kristi Valentine and husband Tim of Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 2:00 until 4:00 and from 6:00 until 8:00 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Chapel at Wages and Sons.

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  1. Sending my condolences to the schiffer family. The loss of a loved one is one of the hardest things that we will face. God is called the father of all comfort and tender mercies so He wants you to Continue to rely on Him during this difficult time.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) God also promises us that he will resurrect or bring back to life our loved ones who have passed.(Acts 24:15)
    I hope that this brings the much needed comfort in this time.

  2. Prayers for Jim’s family
    RIP Jim, I’m thankful for your smiles, laughter, hugs, meeting your family.

  3. Thanks for always sharing your infectious smile and positive attitude. You’ll be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  4. Things I did with Jimmy Schiffer: Swam daily for a dime at the Forsyth City Pool. Worked on perfecting a dive called the “Poo,” though not as well as Jimmy did it (nobody could). Carried a BB gun everywhere; shot birds we weren’t supposed to shoot. Rode bikes to the fireworks stand; possibly caused a few grass fires about town which we stomped out hurriedly. Read “Lord of the Rings” together and not because we were assigned to do it; we just thought they were cool books. Watched rated-R movies FAR too young; possibly perused a “Playboy” or two. Had countless sleepovers and talked way too late about the cute girls in our class. Were yelled at by his parents and sister for various mischief. Went to Dairy Queen. Played a certain playground game where you ran with a football trying not to get tackled; the name is no longer politically correct but Jimmy was the absolute BEST at it. Engaged in class-clownery. Wore unfortunate fashion pants in the early 80’s; not parachute pants but the other cotton kind with the little narrow stripe down the side. Not sure what those were called but I’m positive Jimmy wore them first and influenced the rest of us (you know who you are). I lost touch with Jim after we were kids but I have thought of him so often. He always made me feel popular and cool, just like he was. I always thought, “Maybe someday I’ll see him again” but that’s not to be. If there could be gold standard for the kind of friend you’d want as a kid, Jimmy would set that standard. I have no doubt that a million people loved him, just like all us Forsyth kids did. To his family, we all feel your loss very deeply and hope peace and smiles, the kind Jim gave to everyone, find you soon.

  5. Rest in peace my friend you left too early and too soon. Thank you for all the good times we shared together. thanks for all the motivation and support when I needed it the most. When I lost Peter I felt your pain and your sorrows. hope both of you will meet in haven and watch over us. sorry Jim and my thoughts are and prayers are with your family.

  6. Virginia, Christian, and Olivia – We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. Love to you from us and all of your neighbors in Rivermist.

  7. I met Jim and took an immediate liking. Jim you will be in our hearts for a lifetime. I am deeply saddened to hear of this untimely departure and want to thank you for the memories you shared with Ruth and I. You are one of a kind and truly missed. We pray along side Jim’s family and friends in honor of a man we all loved.

  8. Jim was a good friend…. best friend of our best friend, and we are stunned and heartbroken at losing him far too soon. His positive outlook and infectious smile touched everyone he met. To Chris and Olivia, your dad loved you so very much; please know that even though he is gone from our world, he will always be with you. To Virginia, you have endured so much loss these last two years; our hearts go out to you as you face another tragedy. Deepest condolences to the rest of his family and his many, many friends. We will miss you terribly, dear friend. Rest in peace.

  9. There were so many times growing up that Jimmy was a huge part of my life. I don’t think that my brothers friends have ever known how important they were to me then and are still are to this day. They taught me that you are there for each other no matter what. That you always, always, always have each other’s back that even though today you may be mad at each other, no one else can ever get in between. Each of the lessons they taught me as a group or individually will stay with me forever. The best part was even though I was the annoying little sister; they all loved me and took care of me, because their friendship made us all family. I knew if I did something wrong, anyone of them would either pull me aside and have a “discussion” with me, or would tell my brother… either way it wasn’t good. These guys were a great group to look up to, to have as mentors, friends and no matter what all my life I have known that they would have my back to in a heartbeat. That kind of unconditional love and support is rare. Jimmy was one of these wonderful men that helped shape and mold my views of the world. Be who you are, be true to yourself and know who is there for you. I am eternally grateful to have known Jimmy and to have him as one of the people forever in my corner, as I in his. See you again on the other side. XO

  10. Dearest Virginia,i’m sending many prayers that God will hold you and Jims family, in his loving arms and help you all through this very sad time. sending love and prayers.when i met or saw Jim he always seemed happy, now he is smiling in heaven.

  11. Thinking of you and your family.
    “Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality” Emily Dickinson

  12. Olivia & Chris
    You are eternally blessed to have had such a loving, caring, providing father. I remember the day that both of you were born and Jim cried like a baby for both births. Please always know that Jim loves you both now and forever more. Stay focused and always put your best effort in you journeys. Jim is now your guardian Angel. A love like his never leaves completely. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jimmy rest in peace
    You will be missed- For Sure

  13. We will miss you JIM… It hurts that you’re gone too soon..may you rest in peace… We know you will still be looking upon your grieving love ones.

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