Serving Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri
816-523-1234 Phones Answered 24/7

Tolbert, Jr., James William

Tolbert, Jr., James William

June 19, 1952 — August 1, 2020

James William Tolbert, Jr., 68, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by family, following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jim was born June 19, 1952, in Springfield, MO, the eldest of two children. He grew up in Kansas City and served in the US Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea during the Vietnam war. Jim's career as an engineer for the BNSF Railroad spanned nearly five decades.

Jim leaves his wife of 30-plus years, Clarissa; children, Amanda Cox, Drew Cox (Lynsey) and James W. "Trey" Tolbert, III; grandchildren, Austin, Aubrey, Allie, Wyatt and Dempsey. He also leaves his father, James W. Tolbert, Sr.; sister, Jan Moore (Mike); nieces, Libby McSwain (Cary) and Maddy Moore; and many other beloved family members and friends. Jim's mother, Mary Ellingson, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Jim's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Asana Hospice Care, 9001 State Line Road, Suite 120, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Service Information

A celebration of Jim’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Asana Hospice Care, 9001 State Line Road, Suite 120, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Tolbert, Jr., James William's Guestbook

Jim and I went to Eastgate Jr. High and North Kansas City High School together. He was a truly good guy and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Rev. Jim Banner

Thanks for the excellent memories Jimmy, I was sorry to hear about your passing.

Stephen Farris

We will never forget the first time I met my new nephew; We were in Kansas City. He brought along with him a bottle of Yago Sangria. Had a wonderful visit and certainly enjoyed the Yago. Jim was a wonderful person to know, with his laid back attitude, he made us certain that all was well with the world. We will miss you for now. Love Nancy and Stan

Nancy and Stan Harpool

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We were in the Boy Scouts together as young teenagers then worked together, for years, at BNSF Railroad. He was a very nice guy and will be missed.

GARY D SMITH

Rest in peace Jimmy, we shared some great and memorable times on the railroad for decades.You will be deeply missed. Prayers go out to your family. R.I.P. J.W. T.

Rod Hogan

Jimmy T you are going to be missed! It was truly an honor and a pleasure getting to work with you. You have given us so many stories to remember you by. Until we meet again my friend!

Kenny Wasson

Sign Tolbert, Jr., James William's Guestbook

All messages are reviewed prior to being published. Park Lawn reserves the right to determine what is published. There will be a delay prior to your message being displayed.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Park Lawn Funeral Home | 816-523-1234 | [email protected]