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Robert E. "Bob" Tanner, 86, of Windmill Lane, Stuarts Draft, died Friday, April 29, 2016 at his residence.
He was born February 21, 1930 in New Haven, Connecticut, a son of the late Thomas F. and Edith Totz Tanner.
Bob proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Bell Atlantic after 34 years of service. Bob served as Sergeant at Arms with the Hampton-Newport News Rotary Club from 1983-1984 and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Stuarts Draft.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hermie Tillman Tanner; brother, Thomas W. Tanner, sister, Helen McCready; and special friends, Mabel E. Arehart.
Survivors include a sister, Allene Rhone of Farmington, Connecticut; nephew, Thomas Tanner of New York.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft with Rev. Charles Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Wayne Wymer, Clarence Wilkins, Allen deGuzman, Ruffner Patterson, Danetta Hartman and Taysha Patterson.
There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made Bob's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association,4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.
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