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JOHN HARVEY GIVENS, JR of Pearisburg, VA died January 10, 2017at the age of 82. He served his apprenticeship at J.T. Morris & Son Funeral Home in Petersburg before receiving his funeral directors license in 1957.He returned to Pearisburg in 1959 to join his brother, Cale T. Givens at Givens Funeral Home, which was established by their father, the late John Harvey Givens Sr in 1912. He was a golden licensee funeral director with over 50 years of service. A 1955 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member and past president of the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.