Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
James was born Sept. 12, 1981, in Rupert, Idaho, the son of Don and Cindy Garner of Mountain Home. The family moved to Mountain Home in 1991.
He attended school in Mountain Home.
"James loved the outdoors, either fishing, or fly fishing, hunting or just four-wheeling," his family said. "He wanted to live life to his fullest." The family added that "James loved wrestling with his son, Braiden.
"He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father and friend and he will be missed," his family said.
James is survived by: his parents, Don and Cindy Garner; his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, son Braiden and daughter Brittney, all of Mountain Home; three brothers, Gary of Hagerman, Kevin of Rupert and Mike of Paul; three sisters, Donna Watson of Nampa, and Kelly Davie and Teresa Garner of Mountain Home; his best friend, James Olson of Mountain Home, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Doug, and one sister, Brandy.
Memorial contributions can be made to Rost Funeral Home, 500 N. 18th East St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.