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James (Jim) Tufts

1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences Gallery
James (Jim) Tufts Obituary
Tufts, James (Jim)
1933 - 2018
Went to meet the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. He is preceded in death by loving wife Helen M Tufts, father Verney R Tufts, Sr., mother Ella J. Tufts, brothers Verney R Tufts, Jr, William S Tufts, sister Betty Tennant. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Francis (Jean); daughters, Karen Jane (Gary), Susan Ann (Mark); sons, Jeffrey Craig (Diane), and James F Tufts, Jr; grandchildren, Danielle, Ethan, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Samuel, Joseph, Tanyah, Amanda, and Ashley; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. He attended Portsmouth High School. Jim served in the US Navy and US Navy Reserve. He also served a tour aboard the U.S.S. New Jersey. Jim graduated from Ohio University in 1963. Jim was a lifelong educator, even opening his own school; Columbus Drafting Academy. Jim enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He will be missed by loved ones and friends. A memorial service will be held at Stonybrook UMC (Gahanna), Friday, July 20, 2018. Visitation will be at 1pm, with service at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund, in Jim's name, at Stonybrook UMC or the . Messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.NewcomerColumbus.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 15, 2018
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