Gregory Del Tankersley LUBBOCK-Greg Tankersley passed from this life into the arms of his Lord on July 26, 2014. Yosemite National Park in California was Greg's chosen destination for the scattering of his ashes. This task has been carried out by his family. A memorial, celebration of life will be hosted by Seminole High School Classmates on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the new art/drama department at Seminole High School. Greg Tankersley was born in Dallas on Oct. 4, 1965, to Freda (Campbell) and Donald E. Tankersley. Greg was a warm, fun-loving, gregarious lover of people. He attended Meadgen Elementary in Lubbock as a child and carried the lead in the yearly school productions while there. Two of his initial roles were Elvis Presley and Paul Revere. He moved with his family to Seminole in 1978. He won All-State in solo as a tenor for three consecutive years while at Seminole High and attended Sothwest Texas University on a music scholarship. He also studied drama at Texas Tech University and the University of Texas. Greg moved to San Diego, CA, at 23 and began pursuing a professional acting career. He has been in many print, commercial, stage and film projects as well as teaching and acting in private and public schools in 46 states. Yosemite had been his favorite outdoor acting job for many years. Acting had taken him all over the world, from Seattle to New York, doing shows in London, England, for a year, Paris, France, Amsterdam, Holland, and a year in Seoul, South Korea, for the S. Korean government. Greg was also the co-owner of G Squared Production, Co. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ross and Willo Dean Campbell, Jack and Vernelle Tankersley; also, his father, Don Tankersley; and his nephew, Chace Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Freda Jones of Seminole; one sister, Michelle Johnson of Dallas; and one brother and wife, Trey and Jennifer Tankersley of Bowdoinham, Maine; three nieces; two nephews; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 6, 2014