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James F. Tuman, III, age 65 of Peachtree City

Mr. James F. (Jim) Tuman, III, retired President of Lanier Clothes, Oxford Industries, Atlanta, Ga., age 65 of Peachtree City passed away from complications of lung cancer June 20, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Tuman II, and is survived by his wife Sandy Tuman of Peachtree City; sons, Peter Hogan and his wife Kimberley of Knoxville, Tenn., James F. Tuman IV, of Savannah, Ga.; mother and step father Virginia and Bryan Lash of West Newton, Pa.; grandchildren, Peter Hogan, Jr., Jacob Hogan both of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister Judith Backus of West Newton, Pa.; step sister June Tuman of Baltimore, Md.; uncle Ray Victor and his wife Sylvia of Amissville, Va.; cousin Leslie Dawson of Centerville, Va.; niece Kimberly Chilzer and nephew Robert Byrne of West Newton, Pa.

During Jim's 32 years with Lanier Clothes he served a number of key positions. Among them, Jim was Lanier Clothes' first expatriate employee in 1988, serving as general manager of operations in Merida, Mexico. He became Lanier's Vice President of Manufacturing in 1995, and in 2006 was selected as president of Lanier Clothes, where he served until his retirement in 2010. In all of these roles and through the many changes over the years, Jim's keen business acumen, exceptional leadership, and tireless dedication to the company and it's employees and customers were constants.

Jim was a devoted man; devoted to his wife, sons, family, friends, and company. Jim was a compassionate man who lived to serve others and didn't rest until he knew their needs were met. Jim was a servant leader throughout his life and career. He taught his sons and grandsons that one measure of a man is how he treats other people. His care and compassion showed every day of his life. Jim enjoyed all the beauty that life has to offer, from travel throughout the world and hiking the Appalachian Trail, to the music of Rod Stewart, sports, and playing pranks with his grandchildren. He is missed and forever loved by many.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Those wishing to may sign the online guest book at www.parrottfuneralhome.com .

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 until the service time at Parrott Funeral Home, 770-964-4800.


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