Enjoyed spending time with his family

James Albert “Jim” Wallander, age 74, passed from this life on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 9:35 AM at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jim is the son of Jesse A. and Viola (Hutchinson) Wallander. He was born at their home in Decaturville, MO, on October 5, 1939. He is survived by his wife Bettie of the home; his four children and their spouses; Debbie Price and her husband Rick of Roach, MO, Jimmy Dean Wallander and his friend Mindy of Camdenton, MO, Steve Jones and his wife Jill of Holiday Island, AR, and Timothy Wallander and his wife Beth of Webb City, MO; four brothers, Jerry Wallander and his wife Jackie of Decaturville, MO; Jack Wallander and his wife Judy of Decaturville, MO; Kenny Wallander of Camdenton, MO; and Randall Wallander and his wife Marsha of Roach, MO; six grandchildren and thirteen great-granchildren. He also has two sisters, Brenda Tribble and her husband Darrel of Macks Creek, MO and Virginia Williams and her husband Jason of Lebanon, MO.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeffrey.

Jim was saved as a teenager at Lebanon Baptist Church in Lebanon, MO. He finished ninth grade before starting work with his dad at the saw mill. He married Faye Pulley on May 25, 1957 and they had two children, Debbie Sue and Jimmy Dean. He married Bettie Jones on October 17, 1969 and they had two sons, Steve Jones and Timothy Wallander.

Bettie and Jim lived on the lake in Roach, MO for the past 12 years. He was happiest when fishing on his dock, hunting, or spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, MO.

There will be a graveside service Wednesday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, MO, c/o Mason Woodard Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.