Condolence & Memory Journal

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Posted by Collie Deloach - Los Angeles, CA - Student   December 25, 2014


I learned to appreciate watching James Garner films and my family always watched Rockford Files when
I was kid. He was a very versatile actor. Many fans, like me ,will miss him, but always will remember the great
Career he had, as an actor.

Posted by Joanne - Las Vegas,, NV - Fan   July 28, 2014

James Garner was my favorite actor he was humorous fun and sardonic I loved watching Maverick, and the Rockford files and the other movies he starred in. RIP James Garner I will see you in Heaven.

Posted by Fred Smith - Cincinnati, OH - Fan   July 28, 2014

The best movie he ever played in that made me cry and still does every time I watch it was the notebook. Gonna miss u.

Posted by Ryan Cheney - laconia, NH   July 28, 2014

What a humble & wonderful man you were. Your movies were made just for you. I grew up with Maverick & other movies you made possible by your wit & willingness to change. God Bless you & to those you leave behind. May you go with God & Thank You for you being you. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Rhoda Compestine - Pleasant Hill, CA - Fan   July 26, 2014

I meet you at President Ford's golf tournament in Vail and I believe also at Willie/Darrell Golf tournament at The Woodlands in Houston. You were the ultimate handsome gentleman and will be missed by all. Lois Shanks

Posted by Lois Shanks - Cat Spring, TX - Not related   July 25, 2014


My girlfriend and I met you in 1958 on Warner's lot while you were filming Maverick. You were so kind, friendly and witty to two young girls visiting CA from Detroit and to the crew also. Thanks for Maverick, Rockford and all your splendid performances. A class act for sure.
My condolences to your family.

Posted by Rosemary Egan-Gouin - South Lyon, MI - Fan   July 24, 2014


Always loved you James...RIP

Posted by El - Los Angeles, CA   July 24, 2014

James Garner a fantastic human being, as well as an actor. My favorite.

Posted by Brian - Freehold, NJ - fan   July 24, 2014

My mom never missed The Rockford Files so I grew up watching you.Once grown everytime I saw you it brought back childhood memories.RIP Sir and may God Bless your family and your friends.

Posted by Barbara Binyon - SanAngelo, TX - Fan   July 24, 2014

you will be missed I enjoy all your movies I know the good Lord has you in His house now. No more pain

Posted by Jesus Reyna - Robstown, TX   July 24, 2014


Posted by MARIA T REYNA - BANQUETE, TX   July 24, 2014


god bless james garners he wil be miss, one great actors the tartaglia family baltimore maryland

Posted by philip - baltimore, MD - fan   July 24, 2014

It's really sad to see another great actor pass. I will forever rememeber him for the many smiles he gave me. My thoughts are with your family now...RIP.

Posted by Astalos Family - Federal Heights, CO, CO - Fan   July 23, 2014


my deepest sympathy to james garners family and to his many friends and associates..he put himself into every role he took on, along with his talent, wit and sense of humor..he epitomized to me what a true gentleman should be..i met him once several years ago and I will not forget it because as an airline employee we encountered so many "celebrities" that were very self centered and garner was down to earth,very polite, and went out of his was to advise us of a blind lady needing assistance to board an aircraft..that sort of kindness in a person says a lot..he epitomized what everyone would like to have in a brother,husband,father or grandfather.."rest in peace" sir...

Posted by m s. watkins - spring, TX - a fan   July 23, 2014

You will be missed alot,You are one of a great actor.My prayers to your family.My Mom adores you and so do alot of people.Betty A. Brooks fan Watertown,Wis.

Posted by Betty Ann Brooks - Watertown, WI - Fan   July 23, 2014

I have always loved a movie when James Garner was in it. One could tell he was a man with good morals. He always played a part as a man who would not be in a "sex" movie. I was right when I saw how long he had been married to his wife. God bless her. They were best friends and my heart goes out to her. He will be missed for sure but not forgotten.

Posted by Karen Cochran - Aurora, CO - Fan   July 22, 2014


RIP Mr. Maverick. God bless you and your family. A fan 4ever.

Posted by The Reedy Family - Spring Hill, FL - Fan   July 22, 2014

RIP Jim.Thank you for so many years of wonderful entertainment on both T.V. and the big screen . My prayers to your family. You will be missed by many including me.

Posted by Laurie Denegar - West Easton, PA - fan   July 21, 2014

I grew up watching James garner on television he will be greatly missed he was a great actor

Posted by Nancy Luna - Mason city, IA - Fan   July 21, 2014

My prayers and thoughts to the family of James Garner "Maverick", he will truly be missed in the film industry. I have watched his career from the beginning and loved every film. He could pull off any role from serious, funny, anything. Loved him most in his westerns and The Notebook. He is another cowboy riding off into the sunset. I will really miss your performances Mr. Garner, but at least we do have reruns to keep his memory alive for those of us that love him.

Posted by Gloria Travis - Fort Worth, TX - Big Fan   July 21, 2014

I'm saddened to learn of the news of the late actor James Garner's death. He was, perhaps best known for playing the lead title role of "Jim Rockford" in the Mid/Late-1970s NBC-TV Network-aired Crime-Drama series "Rockford Files", which ran for 5 1/2 seasons on the "peacock network" (NBC). In the Late-1950s/Early-1960s he also starred in the ABC-TV Network-aired Western drama series "Maverick" and then in the Early-1980s he starred in the NBC-aired "Maverick" descendant series called "Bret Maverick". He also appeared in numerous movies over the yrs. incl. the 1969-released film "Marlowe", which also starred the late Carroll O'Connor (who later went on to star in the 1970s/Early-1980s landmark CBS sitcom series "All In The Family"-"Archie Bunker's Place" where he'd play "Archie Bunker"), Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell and co. Perhaps my most favorite "Rockford Files" episode was from its 1974/1975 debut season called "Dexter Crisis" which featured a good car chase thru the Nev. desert. The late James Garner also appeared in TV spots for Mazda cars and Polaroid cameras over the yrs. He'll be deeply missed. May he R.I.P.

Posted by Christopher Hagee - Phoenixville, PA - N/A   July 21, 2014


James Garner was a natural born star. His presence, his rugged complexion and his friendly voice were always a true indicator of a good movie or television show.
We wish to offer our condolences to those family members and friends he left behind. If there is "another side" to this life, perhaps, someday, but not too soon, you can all meet him there.
Thank you for entertaining us Mr. Garner!

Fans forever,
Thomas, Carolyn & Shadow "The Cat" Walker
Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by Thomas, Carolyn & Shadow "The Cat" Walker - Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada - Not related. Just fans of his.   July 21, 2014


So sorry for the family's loss. He will always be remembered and missed. Praying for family and friends of this great and versatile actor.

Posted by Phyllis Presnell - Greensboro, NC - fan   July 21, 2014


Thanks James for all those wonderful movies!...may God bless you and your family

Posted by Jacqueline - Owensboro, KY - Fan   July 20, 2014