Obituary: Jonathan “Budrow” Carl Givens, Jr.


It is with great sadness that the family of Jonathan Carl “Budrow” Givens announces his passing Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the age of 33.

Jonathan was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. As a little boy, he loved playing outside in the dirt, fishing and anything outdoors. As an adult, he enjoyed doing these things with his children.

He was a hard worker who was known for leading by example. He loved riding his motorcycle and was the leader of the Rocket Riders and was also a member of the Jack Aces Motorcycle Club. He loved Bud Light and was lovingly known as “Budrow” to his friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Earlie Carden, Betty Lee and Thelbert Givens.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Melanda Jones Givens, children: Madison Pirkle, Cailee Givens and Hunter Givens; his mother, Gail Carden; father, Carl (Connie) Givens; grandmother, Linda Neese; sisters Amanda (Danny) Shuford, Mindy Dobbs, Carla Givens, Renea (Steve) Stricklin and Jessica Givens; brothers: Landon (Amber) Jones, Dustin (Brooke) Jones and Clint (Jordan) Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

His family will receive friends at Moss Service Funeral Home Monday, July 15, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be in the chapel of Moss Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Good Hope Cemetery.

Serving as his pallbearers will be his friends: Austin White, Cody Edmonson, Nathan Purdy, Dakota Scott, David Guthery and John Bray.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.