KINGS MOUNTAIN - Dwight L. Tanner, age 63, resident of Kings Mountain, NC went to be with his Lord on January 31, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House.
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He was born in Gaston Co., N.C. He was preceded in death by his special grandparents, Lizzie G. Barker and James West; his parents, Cecil and Lucille Johnson Tanner; and his twin sons, Joe and Barney Tanner.
Mr. Tanner was retired from Tyco Electronics and attended First Baptist Church, Kings Mtn. NC.
He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and honors. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who truly loved his family and friends.
SURVIVORS: Wife: Dale Byars Tanner, Kings Mtn. NC, son: James Tanner and Fiance Shannon, Mt. Holly, NC, step-daughter: Erin Wilson and husband Jeff, Kings Mtn. NC, grandchildren: Raven Tanner, Olivia Wilson, and Sophia Wilson. brothers: David Tanner (Renee); Thomas Tanner (Rhonda); Vernon Tanner. Sisters: Rebecca Elmore, Debra Massey, and Renee Carter (Mark), brothers and sisters-in-law: Joe and Ann Green, Jane Gilbert, Sue McCluney, Bob and Sherry Byars, numerous special friends.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shane Doty and the Rev. David Stewart officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
Interment with military honors will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mission Readiness Fund, 605 W. King Street, Kings Moun-tain, NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 2, 2014