Cover photo for James Otis Mawyer's Obituary
James Otis Mawyer Profile Photo
1946 James 2020

James Otis Mawyer

January 27, 1946 — December 21, 2020

It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of James Otis Mawyer, 74 of Farmville, VA on December 21, 2020. He was born in Amherst on January 27, 1946, son of the late Otis and Eler Mawyer and was a graduate of Amherst Co High School. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Roy Mawyer and sisters Cathleen Floyd and Lucinda Turner.

He is survived by his wife Debbie of 41 years, daughter Jessica and sons Brandon (Amber) and Jason (Erika). He was a proud and loving grandfather of 7; Maddie, Grace, Alyvia, Mallory, Ty, Karson and Kennedi. James also leaves behind 3 beloved sisters Katy Cheatam, Janis Cage, Rachel Brooks and their families.

James served his country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy for 4 years and was a loyal patriot.

He was a dedicated worker. He worked for Pepsi Cola for more than 20 years. He recently retired from Green Front Furniture after 20 years of service. He had a quick witted sense of humor and knew no stranger. He had a tough but gentle heart and we will miss him every day.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:00PM in the Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, 650 Thrashers Creek Rd, Amherst, VA 24521. A visitation will be open from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home on December 31, 2020 with no family. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Otis Mawyer, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 18

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree