James Tucker

Thursday, January 6, 2022
James Tucker

James Tucker Sinks passed away on December 21, 2021, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

Tucker was born in San Diego, California, on March 7, 1991. Tucker had been battling mental health issues and addiction, which he was not able to overcome.

In January 2019, he and Vera Robison became parents to their beautiful baby girl, Layla Jade Sinks. Tucker loved being a father. Layla was the light of his life, as was Vera.

Tucker was a beautiful young man who loved deeply and always wanted to make sure everyone was ok. He would give the shirt off his back and his last dollar. His family was his world. He loved each and every one of us with his whole heart and soul. He had the most beautiful heart and was kind and gentle. He had faith in Jesus Christ, and one of his favorite memories was taking communion at the Vatican in Rome with his mom.

Tucker grew up with a charmed life with his mom and dad. He traveled the world with both of them and his sister. We will cherish all of those memories.

He held many jobs, but he was most proud of working as a firefighter every summer with Rocky Mountain Fire out of Missoula with his firefighter brothers and sisters.

Tucker was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roy Miller and George Sinks; his grandmother, Betty Sinks; uncles and aunts, Gilbert and Vicky Lautt, Gary Lautt, and Scott Miller; and Tucker’s daughter, Angela Rose, who was stillborn.

Tucker is survived by his father, Dr. James Sinks (Vania), mother Vicky Oneil (Steve), sister, Michelle Sliwa, daughter, Layla Sinks, fiancé, Vera Robison, best friend, Marco Zivkovic, grandmother, Jean Miller, niece, Noelle, stepsisters, Katelyn Oneil, Megan Oneil, stepbrother Brian Oneil, step-grandfather J Lee Oneil, aunts, Carol Lautt, Laurie Lautt, Linda Garrison, Laurie Miller, Kathleen Oneil, uncles, Chris Garrison, Chuck Sinks, Kurk Sinks, Grant Sinks, sponsors, Jon and Tina Lautt, God Mother, Donna Magistro, cousins, Julie, Jodi, Abby, Sarah, Kyle, Sara, Trevor, Jaysen, Scotti, Tyler, Aaron, and Tara. Prayerful friends, Kelly Jelich, Katie Leadbetter, Elizabeth Hill, Lynda Wegner, Barbi Yerger, Carol, and Jake Robison.

Although our hearts are shattered, we are comforted knowing that he is in the arms of Jesus.

This summer, a celebration of life will be held in Hardin in the early part of July 2022. He will be inurned at the Hardin Fairview Cemetery.

If friends would like to donate, a Go Fund Me has been set up for his baby girl, Support Layla Jade and Vera Sinks.

Bullis Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.