James Taber

Posted 6/16/22

James "Jim" Brewster Taber, 72, of Springville, Tenn., passed away Friday morning, June 10, 2022, peacefully at his home. He was retired from NSWC Crane.

A funeral service is 12:30 p.m. …

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James Taber

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James "Jim" Brewster Taber, 72, of Springville, Tenn., passed away Friday morning, June 10, 2022, peacefully at his home. He was retired from NSWC Crane.

A funeral service is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Popcorn Christian Church, Springville, Ind. Burial is 11 a.m. CDT Monday, June 20, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kansas, with military honors being accorded. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford, Ind., is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Taber was born Oct. 14, 1949, at Paris, the son of the late William Brewster "Bruce" and Montine Hulsey Taber. He married Debbie J. Walls on Oct. 12, 1974, and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Will (Rebekah) Taber of Beaumont, Texas; three daughters, Shalin (Jason) Allender of Franklin, Ind., Misha (Chad) Martinez of Rochester, Mich., and Cassidy (Ty) Sempsrott of Franklin, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, Jediael, Iris, Jetta-Bea and Mirabelle Allender, Brandon, Bryan, Brennan and Ella Martinez, Lucy and Samuel Taber and Larkin, Vesper, Freya, and Vienna Sempsrott; one sister, Sophie (Tony) Bledsoe of Loogootee, Ind.; mother-in-law, Pansy Walls; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Terry Taber, Del (Holly) Walls, Becky (Frank) Uffner and Michael (Sherri) Walls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom; and father-in-law, Delbert Walls. 

Mr. Taber served his country for six years in the U.S. Navy. He grew up farming alongside his father from a young age and continued his love of growing things by tending a large garden every year and canning and preserving food for his children, grandchildren and several fortunate neighbors. It was a joy to him to pass on his love of gardening to all four of his children.

He was an avid fisherman and Dale Earnhardt fan, both of which he shared with his son. He was a Mayflower descendant and a member of Popcorn Christian Church of Springville, Ind.

Online condolences at www.FergusonLee.com.