Charles Tanner

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Pastor Charles A. Tanner LUBBOCK- Pastor Charles A. Tanner, 74, of Lubbock passed away on March 7, 2013. Charles was born on Oct. 9, 1939 in Kemp, Texas to the parentage of Pearley Miles-Tanner and Albert Tanner. He was raised in the church and saved in his early twenties under the leadership of the late Bishop T.L. Ford. He was a well-known evangelist in the Church of God in Christ across the country. His work of teaching and preaching nothing but holiness and righteousness as an evangelist began over 55 years ago in Fresno, Calif. at Fresno Temple Church under the pastoral leadership of the late Bishop H.Y. Rogers. He blessed and saved many lives throughout his lifetime. Pastor Charles A. Tanner was the founder of four churches, Hope Deliverance Temple #1 of Lubbock, Texas, Hope Deliverance Temple #2 of Amarillo, Texas; Hope Deliverance Temple #3 of Denver, Colo., and Hope Deliverance Temple #4 of Lawton, Okla. He also built the first prayer tower of the Church of God in Christ, the Hallie Sheppard Prayer Tower. He has owned numerous businesses. He was preceded death by his parents; one sister, Annie Mae Tanner-Easter; and one brother, Albert Tanner. Pastor Charles A. Tanner is survived by five children, Dealma De-Aloma Tanner, Jacqueline Baines (Conrad), Marcie Tanner Hall (Christian), Charlotte Necole Tanner Starr (Larry) and LaJerial Danella Thompson; four sisters, Christene Tanner-Griffin, Willie Tanner Moore (Conaway), Doresa Owens and Lavondra Tanner; a very special niece, Jackquline Smith (William) and a special nephew Pastor Rodney Tanner; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends; two God-daughters, Patsy Ann and Kathy Bailey; and extended family, Deacon Jeremiah Yates and Sis. Mable Yates. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at Hope Deliverance Temple from 2 to 6 p.m. Wake services will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013