James VanDerpoel

James Kenneth VanDerpoel

Friday, August 24th, 1956 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James VanDerpoel, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of James VanDerpoel

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

James's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

James's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


James Kenneth VanDerpoel
August 24, 1956-September 5, 2019

Too soon, we lost Jim; a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was son to the late Kenneth VanDerpoel, father to deceased son, Jimmer VanDerpoel, as well as brother to deceased Dale and Mickey Vanderpoel. Also Lloyd and Nancy Hughes who he lived with in his youth in Towanda, PA. Jim is survived by his wife of 13 years, JoAnn Schwab VanDerpoel of Horseheads. Children Faith(Jason) Murphy of Coshocton, OH. Son, Robert Boynton of Elmira, NY and daughter Angelica Morrow; as well as eight grandchildren. He is survived by mother, Marie Woodruff; sister Tia Slack; and brothers Roger (Brenda) Vanderpoel, Marvin Vanderpoel, Shawn Woodruff, Rick(Joan) Woodruff, Scott(Tammi) Brown; as well as nine nieces and nephews. In his late 30's, Jim went to Alfred University and earned his associates degree in carpentry. He drove from Elmira to Alfred daily in all weather conditons to achieve this degree. After working in carpentry; he changed careers and went to work at Corning Community College in the custodial field. Jim left CCC to work doing his greatest passion as a beef rancher. Jim loved walking amongst his herd of cows. No matter the weather he would go out and tend to the cows; seeing they were well cared for. Jim was proud of being in charge of his last big bull he named Wilson; knowing he could order him around. It was a great day for him when he could grab his lunch pail and spend a day in the tractor making hay. Jim loved camping, horseback riding, and spending time with his dogs, Ragnar and Shane. The family will welcome relatives and friends to come together and celebrate his life at the Veteran Grange on 777 Ridge Rd in Horseheads, NY on September 22, 2019 from 1 P.M. Until 3 P.M. There will be a Memorial Service following.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Kenneth VanDerpoel, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for James

Service Details


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of James Kenneth VanDerpoel by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: