Donald J. Tuma, Jr., 68 of rural Lexington died unexpectedly Friday, February 11, 2022 at his home.
He was born August 1, 1953 in San Diego, California to Bonnie (Scott) Tuma. The family moved to Lexington and then to Lincoln in 1959. He graduated from Lincoln North East High School in 1971.
Don worked at a hydraulic cylinder plant in Lincoln as well as a mechanic in Tecumseh. He then moved to Lexington where he was a machinist at Sperry New Holland. He later moved to Columbus where he was employed as a machinist at Scott Electronics. He then moved to Kansas City where he was a truck driver. In 1988, he returned to Lexington where he was employed at Shotkoski Hay Co. and then worked for Co-Op Non Stock, later Country Partners, where he “retired” in August of 2019. He continued to help both of them in their respective busy seasons.
Don is survived by his Father, Donald, of Lexington, one son, Matthew, and his wife, Shawnda, of Ozark, Missouri, two daughters; Stephanie and her husband Greg of Tuttle, Oklahoma and Rachel and her husband Joe McCarty of Piedmont, Oklahoma, grandchildren: Jolean, Mitchell, Jocelyn, Jayden, Joseph, Maci, Daniel, Addison, and Rylee, one brother, Mike and his wife Evelyn Tuma of Lincoln, one sister, Cathy and husband Max Reynolds of Lexington and a nephew, Jake Tuma.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie.
There are no services planned for Don.
Cards may be sent to Matthew Tuma, 2601 West Saige Drive, Ozark, Missouri 65721.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com