George (Dick) Tanner departed this world to go to his heavenly Father on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8:57 a.m. at the age of 69 years, 5 months, and 1 day, at his sister’s home surrounded by his family.
George was born February 8, 1952 to George (Jack) and Rose (Shewmaker) Tanner.
He accepted Christ at an early age. He was of Baptist faith.
He is survived by son, Michael Tanner of Herod; sisters, Carlene Smith of Virginia, Margie Carter of Herod, Mary Jane (Kent) Drotts of LaGrange, KY; sister-in-law, Joan Tanner of LaGrange, KY; stepson, Scott Butler of California; Sue (Tom) Boyer of Evansville, IN; and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie; parent and grandparent, Virgil and Lora Tanner, Charlie and Janie Shewmaker; brother, Claud Tanner; sister, Marlene Stout; brothers-in-law, Charles Smith, Paul Carter; stepson, Chris Butler, and stepdaughter Tina Butler.
George worked at Ozark Mahoning for a number of years and at a custodian at Virginia School.
George donated his body to medical science in hopes he could help someone else. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He will be missed by family and friends.
His family wants to thank everyone for their prayers and phone calls, food and Hardin County Funeral Home employees for their service.