Tankersley, James (Jim) Joseph
Mar 13, 1947 - Oct 7, 2020
James (Jim) Joseph Tankersley, 73, of West Chester, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on March 13, 1947 to the late James Edwin Tankersley and Vir-ginia Richardson Tankersley. "Jimmy Joe" was an only child whose family did not have much, but he had a wonderful childhood. Upon graduating from Fairfield High School with Honors in 1965, he attended The Ohio State University where he received his degree in Computer Science in 1969. He also went through the U.S. Army ROTC program at OSU and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. After two years of active service and six years in the reserves, he achieved the rank of Captain. He went on to get two other degrees - a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA. He joined Procter & Gamble in 1972 and had a rewarding thirty year career with P&G in Information Technology.
Jim loved the Lord Jesus and throughout his life he was active in the church. He called on first-time visitors and built sets for the Living Cross production at Springdale Church of the Naza-rene. He also called on first-time visitors at Cornerstone Church in Florida and conducted Con-nections Pastor studies at both Springdale and Cornerstone. He participated in mission trips to Guatemala and Cuba serving the Lord in a variety of ways. Other achievements include being a former Director of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, former Board of Director for Fishing Has No Boundaries and Bowl for Kid's Sake.
Jim enjoyed watching Ohio State football, traveling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends anywhere, but especially at his favorite place in the world - the cottage on Lake Barthol-omew in Michigan. He also spent years building an enormous model train railroad which his grandsons loved to help him create. His greatest accomplishments in life are having two children who love the Lord and passing a legacy to his grandchildren.
He is survived by his former wife, Sue Tankersley; son, Brandon Tankersley; daughter, Alyssa (Chris) Angel, and his two grandsons, Ethan and Tanner.
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A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at West Chester Naza-rene Church on 7951 Tylersville Rd in West Chester, Ohio. The visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am with a service beginning at 11am. Masks will be required and spaced seating will be provided.
A Celebration of Life service will also be held in Sarasota at a later date in 2021.
For online tributes, please visit www.wiegandbrothers.com