Mr. James Renner, 89, of Louisiana, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.

 

Mr. James Renner, 89, of Louisiana, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, the Rev. Randall Cone officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on July 1, 1928, in Hannibal, the son of Ellen Peterson Renner and Ellis Renner.

He was married to Rita Chambers in 1949 and they were parents of five sons, Gary Renner of Wildwood, David Renner of St. Charles, Robert Renner (Beuna) of Washington, Phil Renner (Monica) of Louisiana and Paul Eric Renner (Amy) of Parkville. His grandchildren are Erin Renner Kanpelmann, Cassandra Renner, Andy Renner, Matthew Renner, Joel Renner, Shelby Renner, Samantha Renner, Bryan Renner, Alexa Renner and Weston Renner. His great-grandchildren are Caleb and Kathleen Kanpelmann.

He was preceded in death by a brother; and two sisters.

Jim had served in the Missouri Guard following high school for a few years. He worked for Southwestern Bell for many years, retiring in 1986, working in Louisiana, Clarksville and Elsberry. He was an avid carpenter, having built two houses and many other projects. He enjoyed getting involved with the community, serving on the Louisiana School Board, Pike County Hospital Board and the Special Road District.

He enjoyed deer and elk hunting, fishing, and was a gun trader and collector. He loved to visit the western United States and enjoyed traveling over the U.S., Canada, and other places. He loved to meet friends at the Trimble House.

He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed very much by friends and family. He lived a long and good life.

Memorials may be made to the Pike County Nurses Scholarship fund, in care of the funeral home.