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James Thomas Ganton

October 17, 1936 - April 17, 2020

James T. Ganton, age 83 of Williamston, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at McLaren Greater Lansing. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. His family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Perry Chapel.

James was born on October 17, 1936 to the late Oakley and Jesse (McJannett) Ganton. On April 4, 1956 he married Barbara Jean Nygren in Brighton and together raised 2 children. James was a Tool and Die Maker for Olofsson Corporation for 36 years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.

Mr. Ganton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara; children: Dan Ganton of Lansing and Pam (Devin) Lee of Williamston; 4 grandchildren: Matthew, Meranda, Meredith and Mackenzie Lee; 2 great grandchildren: Toby and Hermione and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Doug, Keith and Kenny and his sister, Audrey Gregory.

Memorial contributions given in Mr. Ganton's name are suggested to Memorial Lutheran Church in Williamston. Online condolences may be shared with his family by going to