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James "Bogart" Patrick Girard

October 17, 1970 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 51)


James “Bogart” Girard, 51, of Leland, NC passed away on Wednesday, the thirteenth of April 2022 at his home.

Born in Kansas City, MO on the seventeenth of October 1970 he was the son of the late Steven Joseph Girard and Connie Jean Easley Girard. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister Linda Girard, and two beloved dogs, Lily and Winnie.

Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Lisa Girard of Leland; his children, Meghan Girard “his butterfly” (Gene) ,Catherine Girard (Michael), Michael Girard (Nicole), Christina Girard (Tommy), and a beloved nephew Noah Lewis Girard. He is also survived by two brothers Paul Caton (Michelle) , His best friend and loving brother for 32 years, as well as a  biological brother Steven Girard (Debbie).

James was an electrician up until his health forced him to retire. He was a loving PaPa to Four Beautiful Grandchildren; Tynisa, Kaleb, Liam “Squeaky”, and Amilya “His Potato”.       

James’ passion in life, other than his children, was an avid love of motor boating, and he studied for many years to become a Master Baiter and an exemplary fisherman.

James was a wonderfully loving man and provided a loving home to many , family or otherwise . He welcomed many  people into our home and provided an example of a brave, strong and amazing intelligence that he passed onto our babies and our grandbabies. He never gave up and showed the world a true version of Iron man.

A private celebration of life will be held in his memory by family.

Memorials may be offered in his name to the Take a Kid Fishing at TAKF Foundation · Attention Teresa Holcombe; P.O. Box 1191 · Morehead City NC, 28557.

Online condolences are encouraged and may be sent to the family at

Michael J Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee, 910-471-5441

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Private Family Memorial Service


Take a Kid Fishing; TAKF Foundation · Attention Teresa Holcombe
PO Box 1191, Morehead City NC 28557

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