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Jordan Christian Garris

April 23, 2004 - January 20, 2021


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

January 20, 2021



Birth Date:

April 23, 2004

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Jordan Christian Garris

Jordan Christian Garris, 16, of Sayre passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was predeceased by his sister, Jasmine Garris.

Jordan is survived by his parents, Robert Garris II and Crystal Wade Garris of Athens, siblings, Robert Garris III of Athens, Utah Garris of Athens, Denver Garris of Athens and Krisalyn Garris of Athens; girlfriend, Shanelle Leighton of Athens; grandparents, Virginia Johnston of Sayre, Gerald Wade Sr. of Elmira and Robert (Lena) Garris of Sayre; aunts and uncles, Andy (Mel) Garris of Elmira, Clark Garris of Sayre, Ray Garris of Sayre, Dave Garris of Athens, Linda (Robert) Champluvier II of Elmira, David (Carrie) Root of Waverly, Trudy (Mike) Erlendson of Canada and Gerald (Shannon) Wade Jr of Lockwood; along with numerous cousins and friends.

Jordan was a junior at Athens High School and was attending Northern Tier Career Center for welding. He was working at Beemans Family Restaurant in Sayre as a cook. Jordan played football at Athens High School as a lineman.  He enjoyed fishing, working out at the gym, riding four wheelers, playing his video games, joking around and hanging out with his family and friends, working on his car and making family trips to Myrtle Beach.  Jordan had a special place in his heart for his nieces, Payton and Octavia who he enjoyed playing with.

A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service to honor the life of Jordan will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating and burial to follow at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  For those unable to attend the service we will Live Stream the service at 11:00 AM at  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jordan’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Cassie & Family
We just met Jordan a little over a year ago, but the moment we met him we knew he was special, kind hearted and such a beautiful soul. My heart and my prayers go out to his Family and Friends. R.I.P Jordan you will always be remembered.

From: connie horton

From: Alexia Yates
Jordan you will be greatly missed. All the great memories we had growing up in the trailer court and all the fun times we all had. Rest easy bud

From: Robert and Linda Champluvier II
We are very sad for the loss of Jordan. We wish we had spend more time with him but no doubt you guys raised a loving and an amazing young man. Jordan and Jasmine are watching over you all. He loved you all when he was here and now the two of them can team up and protect you all and get  to know each other. I cant pretend to imagine what you feel right now but im sure it hurts worse than anything else could and i know words wont fix anything but we are here if you need an ear or if you need to scream out in pain and anger just call one of us. We ask that GOD will bless his soul and we ask That GOD watches over Robbie, Chrystal, Robert, Utah, Denver, and Krisalyn. In Jesus name amen. If any of you guys need anything let us know. R.I.P Jordon we didn't have much time together but we do love you and pray that you are resting easy.

From: Patricia  and Vaughn Wagnecz
Dear Garris family, We are so very sorry for this tragedy. Your son was a blessing to my son with his friendship and understanding. Vaughn will deeply miss him.

From: Glenn and Sue Alvino
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends, of this young man. A life of promise, lost too soon. May peace be yours.

From: Damieon whitman
Jordan was a good friend me and him use to hang out when I was down near his house he was a great kid my mom and him worked with each other at bemmans I miss you buddy my heart goes out to the family miss you Jordan raise some hell up there until we meet again R.I.P

From: Deb marshall wayman
Iam deeply sorry for your loss. I didn't know Jordon but when I read about it I was crying for u all. See I too lost my nephew derek Marshall and his 1 yr old maddox in a car crash into the susquehanna river1yr.ago. my heart goes out too the families and are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

From: Stacy Netznik and family
Robby and Crystal, 
Our hearts are with you during this very difficult time.  While words will never be adequate in a time like this, know that we will pray for healing for your family, that one day you may find a place of peace until you see Jordan again.

From: Julianna Gillie
Dear Garris family, 
I am so sorry for your loss. Jordan was one of my best friends and I will miss him every day. I can not imagine how you all are feeling. If there is anything I can ever do please please do not hesitate to contact me. Whatever you need I will be here.

From: Kaylyn Marie Porter
I'm so sorry for your loss, jordan was a great kid and also a big support for those who were having a rough day! Jordan would always try to cheer me up. Jordan was definitely a great guy. Jordan I hope you spread your wings bud! If the family needs anything I'm here I'm a message away! R.I.P Jordan! Til we meet again!

From: Rich Rose
Dear Garris Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a sub Teacher at Athens Area High School. In Junior High Jordan gave me a hard time, but in his Sophmore and this year we could talk to one another. I was so proud to hear he was going for welding at Vo Tech. He really was a kind person who had a great sense of humor. I am praying for all of you. I am going to miss him.

From: Sean & Laurel Deming
To the Garris Family,
We share in your heartbreak with the passing of your sweet Jordan.  Knowing your family for so many years and having a chance to finally meet and get to know all of you and your children was such a special time for us.  Thinking about Jordan in the ocean and teaching us how to find shark teeth in the sand.  Watching him try to pet the stingrays and sticking his head in the shark at Darien Lake are all moments that we were blessed to share with you all.  It was also those moments that we got to witness the amazing young man that Jordan was.  His smile was so bright and infectious & his generous ways are something we will all remember.  There are no easy words at time like this but please know that we continue to lift all of you in prayer.  Our hearts go out to all of you.  Sending our love and deepest condolences.

From: Jessica and randy Fisk
Jordan was one of the nicest boys you could meet, if anyone ever needed any help he’d be right by your side. My family really enjoyed having him around for awhile. He was a good friend and from what I can see his family loved him so much. It’s sad to see someone go so early and I’m sorry for your loss, he’s never fully gone tho, he’s still here with us. Stay strong and keep your heads up!!

From: Heidi Lazar and family
Robby and Crystal,
We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts and sympathies are with you during this very difficult time.  We hope the tenderness of your memories with Jordan will be a blessing and a comfort to you today and in the days ahead.

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