| Don Tanner, 73, a father, brother and friend, of Spencer, died at 7:53 am, Friday, March 9, 2012, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a long illness.|
He was born October 2, 1938 in Spencer, a son of the late Dewey and Kathleen Walls Tanner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carpenter Tanner; one son, Charles Eddie Tanner; three sisters, Mildred Richmond, Wilda McClung and Dorothy Sharp; two brothers, Grover Junior Tanner and William Preston "Bill" Tanner.
Survivors include two sons, Don Hayden Tanner of Spencer and Preston Lee Tanner of Parkersburg; step children, Elizabeth Ann Davis, Willie Carpenter, Teddy Carpenter, Jackie Jarvis, Dottie Marks and Robena Williams; four brothers, Orval Tanner and Dewey Tanner both of Spencer, Jack L. Tanner of Pomroy, OH and Roger Lee Tanner of Akron, OH; three sisters, Ruby E. Patty of Leroy, Shirley Ann Keener of Spencer and Rose M. Heath of Front Royal, VA; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
Don was a carpenter by trade. He had worked at B&W, in Ohio and BPB in Spencer. He was a Full Gospel Christian. He will be in our hearts forever.
A graveside service will be held Monday, March 12 at 2:00 pm in the Tanner Cemetery, Colt Ridge, Spencer, with the Rev. Jake Herman officiating. There will be no visitation.
John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com