Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home & Rest Hills Memorial Park
7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR
Mr. James Lammers
November 23, 1945 – October 29, 2019
James Forrest Lammers, 73, of Maumelle, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. He was born November 23, 1945 and lived most of his life in the Little Rock area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mack Rhodes Lammers; his mother, Margaret Louise Lammers; father, Harry A. Lammers; and brother, Charles Wayne Lammers. He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Len Tharnish, son-in-law, Scott Tharnish and granddaughter, Addison Len Tharnish; son, John Dane Lammers and grandsons, Kyle Warren Lammers and Evan Mitchell Lammers, and his sister, Janet Lammers Charles.
Jim retired from ABF Freight after 35 years with a perfect safety record driving over 3 million miles of consecutive, accident-free driving. He was a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army before embarking on his career in transportation. He was an independent driver for many years before joining ABF. Even as a child, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Jim’s answer was that he wanted to be a truck driver! For the duration of his career, Jim’s version of being a driver always included starched and ironed jeans and shirts and his cowboy boots. He took great pride in his occupation and had an incredible work ethic.
Jim was devoted to his family, treasuring and celebrating each of their accomplishments and victories with them. Although the loss of his wife had a huge impact on his life, he continued to celebrate the lives of his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. He came from a very close knit family and enjoyed their regular family gatherings.
Jim made many friends throughout his lifetime, including many of his neighbors in Maumelle, who regularly gathered in his garage to watch Cowboys football, play poker, watch NASCAR races, and adjourn to Ton’s Place to play shuffleboard.
Jim loved hunting and the outdoors. He was a member of the JolCo Hunt Club. One of the high points in his life was when his 12-year old daughter bagged her first deer, especially since the size of that one exceeded the size of all the others shot by the men that day!
Visitation will be at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in Sherwood from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, November 3. Funeral will be at 10:00 am at Rest Hills on Monday, November 4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org/ .
- Harry A. Lammers, Father (deceased)
- Margaret Louise Lammers, Mother (deceased)
- Mary Mack Lammers, Wife (deceased)
- Jeremy Sullivan
- Todd Sullivan
- Chad Witkowski
- James Lammers
- Tommy Miller
- James Sullivan
- Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Celebration of Life Monday, November 4, 2019
- Burial Monday, November 4, 2019
Mr. James Lammers
November 3, 2019
My prayers go out to your daughter and family. I will miss our conversations at Ton's. I thought I would always go before you! Until we meet again, Art
November 2, 2019
My heart aches for the loss of such a Gentleman. I loved the long in depth conversations, what a conversationalist Jim was. He was such a gem to be around. Jim will be missed terribly by the Tons family, He was family. My prayers are for God to wrap his loving arms around his blood family and his social family. I will see you again soon my friend.
November 2, 2019
Words can not express the emptiness my family feels. Jim became a part of our family several years back. We spoke on the phone almost daily and when we did not we sat together for hours talking about a variety of topics. Jim attended my daughters wedding and became an extended grandfather to both of my children. He always had the biggest smile when talking about his daughter and his beloved granddaughter. Jim I love you thank you for being apart of our lives.
November 1, 2019
Prayers for peace and comfort to Jim’s family and friends. A few years back, I met Jim at Tons Place. We knew mutual friends from his work and the new friends he had made at Tons. We talked of his wife and coping with death, his love for his daughter and her successes and the fun haven he had found in Tons. I have seen his passion in playing games (shuffleboard, wi bowling) as well as the passion in him speaking of family, friends and life itself. So, speak his name often, keeping a good man alive in our hearts. Grateful and blessed to have met this genuine man. RIP Jim