James Tower

James Thomas Tower

Thursday, July 16th, 1936 - Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Obituary

James (Jim) T. Tower, after an extended illness, entered his heavenley home on July 6, 2019 at the young age of 82 while a resident of Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO. He was born to Dorothy and Tom Tower in Willow Springs, Mo. on July 16, 1936. Jim graduated from Willard High School in May, 1954. He attended Drury College and started his career in the banking industry. He worked in banking for more than 40 years. He retired from Ozark Bank as an Executive Vice President. Jim made several trips to Cuba in the 1950's. He made lifelong friends in Cuba in which he maintained contact with for over 50 years.
Jim married Sandra King on December 16, 1960. Jim and Sandra enjoyed traveling-taking trips to Nashville, Williamsburg and several cruises. Jim coached girls softball teams and won the Missouri State Championship in 1974. He played in the band The Travelers and again made lifelong friends. He enjoyed playing golf and collecting coins. Jim and Sandra were members of the South Haven Bptist Church.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sister-in laws and brother-in-laws, Sharon (King) and Jack Reed of Bolivar, MO. and Sharon and Jim Caldwell of Springfield, MO. His nephews: Steve (Jo) Deer of Kimberling City, MO; Tom (Judy) Deer of Raymore, MO; Bill (Tamara) Day of Leawood KS; David Caldwell of Sedalia, MO; Michael Caldwell of Seattle, WA; 14 great nieces and nephews, five great great nieces and nephews and two great great great nieces. He leaves behind many wonderful friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy (Woods) and Tom Tower; his sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Virgil Day; sister-in-law Carolyn (King) Caldwell and great nephew Joshua Deer.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, 3506 North National, Springfield, MO. Burial will follow, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. before servies on Wednesday, at the funeral home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    Address
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    Address
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Mr. Dave Weston
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
    Location
    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3506 N. National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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Joye Kane

Posted at 09:54am
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We, of the Citizen's/Commerce family have so many fond memories of each other. Jim was still working, at Citizen's, when I started in 1971 and left for Union National not long after. I will be unable to attend but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Sending a "big hug"!

Joye Kane
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Patricia Crosby

Posted at 01:40pm
Jim was a great neighbor to us. We have missed he & Sandra since they moved from our area. Our prayers are for Sandra at this time of need. Jim was a nice man & much respected by those you knew him. God speed Jim!
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