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“I met "Tanner, as we called him, through his former co-worker, Jennifer Kinzer. Jennifer has so many great memories of carpooling and teaching with...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Alin Oskanyan - Athens, GA

“Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Tanner family. We had the good fortune of knowing Jon and he will be missed. Jon and his family are in our...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Zaring - Clinton, UT

“I worked with Jon, "Mr. Tanner", as we called him. I was shocked and surprised, first that he had a stroke. He seemed to be so physically fit. And...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Robert Carter - Live Oak, FL

“My thoughts go out to Mr. Tanner's family while I never met him in person I have had the pleasure of knowing his family who reflects the man that he...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Rachel Law - Dublin, CA

“I had the pleasure of working with Jon Tanner at Hamilton Correctional Institution. He was a great co-worker, an excellent teacher, and a good friend...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Talena Hicks - Lake Park, GA


Jon Karl Tanner, MSgt USAF (Ret.), 62, of Valdosta, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013, at the Langdale Hospice House. He was born March 26, 1951 in Seattle, WA, a son of the Archie Tanner and Donna Loosen Tanner. Jon, a Gulf War Veteran, had honorably served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty-four years, retiring at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Following his retirement he earned his Bachelors Degree in Education at Valdosta State University, and taught G.E.D. classes for the Florida Dept. of Corrections. He loved everything V.S.U., and enjoyed swimming and amusement parks, especially roller coasters. Birthdays and Christmas were always very important to him, and he loved to spoil his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Tiw Tanner of Valdosta; three children, Michelle Cook and husband Don of Bellingham, WA, Shane Nemitz of Loomis, WA, and Baleacha Loomis and husband Travis of Clovis, NM; eight grandchildren, Bryce, Rowen, Tanisha, Amya, Alex Jon, Tre, Aurora and Kori; two sisters, Renee Reed and husband Paul of Port Angeles, WA, and Lesley Tanner of Layton, UT; and his step-father, Warren Nelson of Renton, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Tanner and Donna Nelson. A Memorial Service for Mr. Tanner will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Jon to V.S.U. Foundation, Inc., c/o College of Education Scholarship, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home and McLane Crematory, Valdosta.

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