Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
James R. “Jim” Tucker, age 86, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on March 8, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of John C. and Margaret (Tripp) Tucker.
Jim grew up and attended school in Baltimore. He enlisted in the United States Navy on November 30, 1943 and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 6, 1947. He then made his home in Los Angeles, California, working for the Vernon Police Department as an Industrial Relations Detective for thirty years.
In 1974 he was united in marriage to Shirley Kelley. In 1977, Jim retired and they moved to Climax Springs.
Jim was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, in Climax Springs and regularly attended the First Baptist Church of Climax Springs. He also was a member of the VFW in Rosedale, Maryland and Climax Springs, the International Police Officers Association and the Climax Springs Coffee Club. Jim also had a great love for animals and supported animal rescue in his community.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, a daughter Jerita Keener, a granddaughter, Susan Keller and one brother, William Tucker.
He is survived by four children; Sherry Scanlon, of Overland Park, Kansas, Dixie Lawson, and her husband Steven, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Jim Tucker, Jr. and his wife Donna, of Yorba Linda, California and Linda Trowbridge, of Riverside, California, twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by his friend and caregiver Barbara Upton, of Cross Timbers, Missouri.
Funeral Services for James R. “Jim” Tucker will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday January 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Climax Springs. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Graveside Services and Military Rites will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Moon Animal Sanctuary in Camdenton, Missouri.
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