Tanner "Bruce" Honea
1947 - 2020
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Tanner "Bruce" Honea, 72, entered peacefully into rest on Thursday, July 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Bruce was born on September 19, 1947, in DeRidder, Louisiana.

Visitation will begin Sunday, July 26, 2020, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be Monday, July 27, 2020, Visitation will start 10:00 AM and service will begin at 12:00 Noon, Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in DeRidder, LA with Rev. Brent Smith officiating of LifeSong of the Nazarene, Durant, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery, DeRidder, LA, with military honors.

Bruce retired after thirty years with the Civil Service; he was then employed with Aecom for six years, and finishing up with Pride for five years. A veteran of the Vietnam War he served four years in the United States Army. He loved gardening, mowing grass, watching his hummingbirds for hours. He enjoyed playing games with his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and his special fur baby Sadie.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Evie Juanita Honea of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Tammy Stephens and husband Ike of Simpson, LA, Tiffany Lestage and husband Jimmy of DeRidder, LA; son Timothy Honea of DeRidder, LA; brother Glen Honea and wife Linda of DeRidder, LA; sisters, Elaine Ballard of Nashville, TN, Judy Harris of DeRidder, LA, Joyce Lewis and husband Jerry of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Josie Walker and husband Cameron, Torie Roberts and husband Landon, Julie Ann Clendening, Klaire Clendening, Reese Stephens, Madison Stephens, Tanner Lestage, Tyler Stephens, and Hunter Stephens.

Preceded in death by his parents, Tanner Woodrow and Goldie Mae (Loftin) Honea, sister, Goldie Marie Ready; brother-in-law Gene Ready; and two nephews Mike and John Ready.

Serving as pallbearers are Jackson Wade Lewis, Steven Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis, Craig Ballard, Wesley Bennett, and Derek Ballard.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Scott Lewis, Cornie James, Wade Cooley, Mike Brown, Ronald Brown, Travis Vincent, Joel Harris, and Donald Hagan.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Honea Family at www.labbymemorial.com.

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Published in Leesville Daily Leader from Jul. 24 to Jul. 31, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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26
Visitation
06:00 - 09:00 PM
Labby Memorial Funeral Home
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27
Visitation
10:00 AM
JUL
27
Service
12:00 PM
Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel
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9 entries
August 16, 2020
So sorry for your family's loss...
Joyce Sanders
Neighbor
July 26, 2020
Great guy to know and work with. From the years we worked together at Ft. Polk, I'll always remember how knowledgeable he was in his craft and his uplifting personality. When we would have an HVAC problem he'd always tell me, "It is what it is, we'll work it out"....and he always came through. Rest well my friend, and my endearing condolences to your surviving family.
Edward Ducote
Friend
July 25, 2020
Juanita and Family.
So sorry to hear about Bruce. May he rest in the arms of our loving God. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Love to all.
Linda Kay Rose
Family
July 24, 2020
This is one of the best men I have ever known and a real pleasure to work with. I still think of him often when I remember my years at Ft. Polk and I will always remember him and when I do I will smile. King David had his 30 mighty men and if God gave me the same blessing as he did David, Tanner would be one of mine. I will pray for your loss as I know you will miss him greatly and I will pray for my loss also. God bless your family.
Jerry Taliaferro
Friend
July 24, 2020
Juanita and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of sadness.
Carolyn LaCaze Gill
July 24, 2020
My deepest condolences to you Juanita and your family...my prayers for you and your family...I love you
Jennifer Black
Friend
July 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss! Bruce and I graduated together. Prayers for your family.
Vondell Tyler
Classmate
July 24, 2020
You will be missed by all that knew and worked along side you. Nearly forty years working with you I know I will miss my friend. My prayers for the family.
Rocky Clemons
Coworker
July 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Bobbye Gehron
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