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James A. Tanner Sr.

NORTH EAST — James A. Tanner Sr., 48, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at home.

He was born on April 6, 1972, in Sharon, the son of Roberta (Twing) and Arthur Tanner Jr. 

James was co-owner of Tanner’s Home Services in Millerton. 

Jim had a heart of gold and was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. Those who knew him describe him as being a kind soul. His friends and family say having a great work ethic and treating others with honesty and respect were some of his best traits. 

Jim liked his Ford vehicles and was known to leave “his mark” around town in his beloved blue Mustang. 

His love for the outdoors included activities like hunting, camping and spending time at the family cabin. Jim was never one to sit around, and enjoyed doing things with his hands like gardening and building bird houses for family and friends. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. 

Jim had a great sense of humor and loved small children and animals, especially his “good boy” Max.

On Aug. 16, 1997, in Millerton, he married Molly (McLane) Tanner. They have been together since 1991. She survives him at home.

In addition to his loving wife, Molly, survivors include a son, James A. Tanner Jr. and his long-term girlfriend, Taylor Ellis; a son, Spencer Tanner and his unborn child; a daughter, Emily (Tanner) Weaver, and his son-in-law, Joshua Weaver; a brother, Arthur Tanner III and his wife, Dorothy; three sisters, Sheila Stickles  and her husband, Tommy, Rita Ezersky and her husband, Pat, and Joanne Sweeney and her husband, Donald; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on July 18 from Faith Bible Chapel in Millerton, with Pastor William Mayhew officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065; Faith Bible Chapel, 222 Silver Mountain Road, Millerton, NY 12546; or the Millerton Fire Department, 24 Century Blvd., Millerton, NY 12546. 

To sign the online register , go to www.peckandpeck.net. 

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