Jim Tanner

James Edmond “Jim” Tanner, of Pinellas Park, passed away peacefully in Clearwater, Florida, on May 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Jim was born in Duluth, Georgia, to Jimmy Ray and Frankie Jeanine Tanner. Spending most of his early life traveling between Georgia and Florida, Jim eventually joined the United States Army to serve his country. This decision forever changing his life, as he met his beautiful loving wife Sibylle, while being station in Germany. Jim was honorably discharged from the Army, and moved back to Florida with his new family, where he eventually decided to grow some roots in Pinellas Park and not move or travel far from home anymore. He was very proud of his 2 sons Jimmy and Jeffrey and their accomplishments. Jim had a very successful career working in the Telecommunications industry for over 25 years. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the members of the White House Communications Agency for providing critical communications for the President of the United States, the White House Staff, and the United States Secret Service during his visit to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother and son. He was always a joy to be around and often times the center of attention, usually bringing laughter to others in numerous silly ways.

Jim is survived by his mother Frankie Jeanine Tanner, his brother Benny Tanner, his wife Sibylle Tanner, his sons Jimmy Tanner and Jeffrey Tanner, his daughter-in-law Jessica Tanner, his grandsons John and Jack Tanner, his nephew Benny Carl Tanner, his mother-in law Akrivoula Schneider, Carmen Wilking, David Wilking, his sister-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, Claar Family, Kelsesky Family, Richter Family and Friends.

Funeral Service: at Taylor Funeral Home on Friday May 28th with Visitation at 11:00 am prior to Service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Paul from Community Bible Baptist Church, officiating.

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Vic Steves
1 month ago

You are in our thoughts. See you when we see you. You have a lot on your plate. You always have a place here. Please do not hurry back. We miss you. Vic

1 month ago

Thank you Vic

Sean Terry
1 month ago

My condolences for your lost and everyday remember the great times as a couple you spent together.

Michael Torres
1 month ago

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Ken Napier
1 month ago

My sincere condolences on your loss. I am sure you have many happy memories of Jim from your many years together.

My best wishes, respectfully,


Susan Young
1 month ago

I wish I had to right words to express my feeling. Just know that I care.

Susan Young

1 month ago

Love sent to all of Jim’s family. I have a hard time thinking he’s passed. He will always be my friend.

Diane Tannenbaum
1 month ago

My heart is still saddened by the passing of such a good person. I am honored to have known him.

His beautiful soul will never be forgotten.

Debbie and Mike Hallums
1 month ago

So sorry to hear this sad news. My husband Mike and I have many great memories of Jimmy! Always loved seeing him when he came in to shop! We are praying for you and your family!

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