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Anthony Tanner


1939 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Anthony Tanner Obituary
Anthony Ross Tanner, better known as "Tanner", passed away in The Villages Regional Hospital on July 9th, 2016 in The Villages, Lake County, FL at the age of 76.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Marglen Mounsey Tanner, Astatula, Fl., one daughter, Angela Tanner and one grandson, Tanner Kleaka, who both reside in Crystal River, FL
He has one brother, Franklin Tanner, Sumner, GA, a nephew, Benjamin Tanner, Tifton, Ga. and one niece Elizabeth Tanner Murphree, Troy, AL. He is preceded in death by Franklin's wife, Merle Tanner, previously of Sumner, Ga
Anthony was born on July 18, 1939 in Tifton, Ga. to George and Amelia (Brown) Tanner. He graduated from Tifton High School where he was an award winning member of Future Farmers of America.
While working in central Florida he met his wife, Marglen Mounsey, Dunnellon, FL and they eloped in Ormond Beach, FL on August 4, 1967. In the early '70s they settled in Crystal River, FL
Mr. Tanner was employed in the farming industry, heavy construction, land development and limerock mining. The aftermath of Hurricane Andrew intrigued and inspired his interest in disaster recovery, thus lending him the title "Master of Disaster".
He and his wife found some spare time to travel abroad and live abroad, to include calling St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Costa Rica their home for a few years, as well.
Upon retiring he devoted himself to his favorite past time ... Fishing on the Lakes in Lake County, FL.
Private Cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto, Florida. Family will be receiving friends from 12 noon until service time at 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Lecanto.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Path, P.O. Box 3024, Inverness FL 34451 or to the American Kidney Foundation.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 14, 2016
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