Jim is a fourth generation Funeral Director with the
McFarland & Son Funeral Home and is currently the President and
CEO of The McFarland & Son Funeral Services Company, owner of
McCardell-White-McFarland Funeral Services and is a co-founder and
President of Western Reserve Leasing Inc., which provides specialty
funeral vehicles and professional services to funeral homes in
Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania He is also owner of
JDM Enterprises, Inc. LLC.
Mr. McFarland attended Mount
Union College and Kent State University and is a graduate from the
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a post-graduate
of the National Foundation of Funeral Service in Evanston,
Illinois. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the
state of Ohio. He is one of 600 Certified Preplanning Consultants
for Funeral Service in the United States and a graduate of
Leadership Mahoning Valley.
Jim's professional life includes
being Trumbull County's only "Member by Invitation" of the Selected
Independent Funeral Homes Association, a national organization that
promotes excellence and professionalism in funeral services. He is
also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio
Funeral Directors Association and Ohio Embalmers Association and is
the past president of the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana County
Funeral Directors Association. He has also served as a board member
of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and currently
serves on their Scholastic Assistance Committee.
He is involved in the
communityis as deicated as his involvement in his profession. He
has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the
following organizations: Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County,
Trumbull County Historical Society, the Warren Area Jaycees
and SCOPE Senior Centers.
Jim also presided as president
of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library while serving on their
board of trustees for over 20 years.
Jim has served on the Board of
Directors and/or advisory boards for the following organizations as
well: the Trumbull County Chapter of the American Red Cross,
Salvation Army of Trumbull County, Kent State University Trumbull
Campus, United Way of Trumbull County, Warren Area Chamber of
Commerce and Adult Guardianship and Protective Services. Most
recently, he was selected as a member of the 910th Youngstown
Air Reserve Base Community Council.
He has been active his entire
life as a member of Warren's First United Methodist Church and has
served in many positions with the church including as Lay Leader.
He is a member of the Old Erie Lodge #3 F&AM, the Trumbull
100 for the betterment of our community and the Warren Buckeye
Club. The Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Association of
Historical Society and Museums, the Ohio Library Association and
life member of the Warren Library Association, as well as a life
member of the Trumbull County Historical Society.
Mr. McFarland has served on the
restoration committee of the Kinsman House and was instrumental in
the relocation of the John Stark Edwards home "Warren's Oldest
Home," as well as the establishment of the Historic Perkins
Jim has been honored many times
for his professional and community activities and
services. Several of the awards have being selected in 1983
and again in 1985 as an Outstanding Young Man of America in
recognition of his outstanding professional achievement, superior
leadership ability and exceptional service to his community. In
1984, Jim was named Warren's Young Man of the Year, and in 1992, he
was listed in Who's Who among Rising Young Americans, being
recognized for his achievements in American society and business,
and again in 1994 he was selected as an honored member. In 2001 he
was awarded a Life Membership of the National Directory of
Executives and Professionals and was honored by Warren's Old Erie
Lodge #3 with their "Community Service Award" as well.
McFarland and his staff were honored by the Youngstown/Warren
Regional Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious "Pendleton
Business Award" for being the professional organization of the year
located within the City of Warren that exemplifies superior
ethical, moral and professional standards in their workplace while
supporting the city's economic development.