Mr. James Wendel Truman

09/11/1948 - 09/29/2021


On September 29, 2021, James/Jim/Jimmy/Uncle Buddy Truman unexpectedly gained his wings. Among the many accomplishments in his life, he was very proud of his ten years of service for his country in the United States Navy and as a Vietnam War Veteran. Jim is survived by his wife and soulmate of 43 years, Mary Truman. His five children and two phenomenal daughters-in-law include: James Day, Kim Day, Brian Day, Heather Truman, Zachery Truman, Stacey Truman, and Erin Truman. He was blessed with seven grandchildren: Chloe Day, Ryland Scott, Nathan Scott, Mackenzie Truman, Caiden Jamison, Kayleigh Truman, and Grayson Bottoms. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, his Pop, Jack LaRoche, and his three sisters: Esther Mast, Pat Carroll, and Shirley Ellis. He was predeceased by his mother, Amy LaRoche, and sister Joann. Known for working hard and his ability to fix or build anything, he often used the phrase, “Time is money.” Jim was an entrepreneur, a dreamer never afraid of taking a risk. Road trips filled with the sounds of singing to homemade mixed tapes, will forever be memories his wife, Mary, will cherish. A construction business owner, Jim proudly worked alongside two of his children, his wife, daughter-in-law, Jason Boaze (aka Eddie Haskell), and Michael (Mike) Hill. Always working to get the job done, conflicting personalities were not always a walk in the park. Together, the team led by their ever-patient teacher, accomplished many goals. Jim took pride in taking old houses and turning them in to beautiful new homes. Most importantly, he took pride in working with his family and friends. Jim’s loving family would like to invite all friends and family to celebrate Jim’s life together. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Tuesday October 19th at 7:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Mr. Truman will be interred on Wednesday October 20th at 2:00 P.M. in the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA with full Military Honors. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Truman family.

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  1. Sorry for your loss

    Mr.Jim was a great person loved him to death always patient with me and gave me a chance when I needed someone to the most never treated any different than anyone else. I regret not being able to see him that day he wasn’t feeling well but rest easy my old friend and to the rest of the family just know I am only a phone call away ❤🙏🏾.

  2. The father who raised my soulmate and then became my father as well

    Jim I will forever be grateful for you and to you for raising my soulmate who gave me the most precious gifts ever, our two beautiful daughters, your granddaughters. I will miss your witty playful sense of humor and no matter how much time we were apart from you we always picked up right where we left off. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to thank you for everything you have taught me and for opening up your heart to me to be a part of the family. I will forever cherish the memories I have of you and with you and I will never take them for
    granted. I wish I had more time with you but I am glad you are not in anymore pain. Please watch over all of us and I hope you know how much you are loved! Until we meet again Dad and make sure you save a seat for us all. ❤️



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