Melvin Curtis Tanner Sr. (1951 - 2020)

  • "You will forever be missed, Daddy."
    - Rachel Ruarks
Service Information
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA
Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA 31326
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Funeral service
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
2:00 PM
the chapel.

SYLVANIA - Melvin Curtis Tanner Sr., 68, passed away Feb. 8, 2020, at his residence. Melvin fought a long battle of cancer.
He retired from Effingham County Public works. Then he joined the Local #474 where he took his retirement. Melvin loved hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He loved being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Monteen Carrington, and ,father, Jimmy Tanner.
,Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Donna; son, Melvin Curtis "Curt" Tanner II (Nicole) of Shawnee; two daughters, Rachel Ruarks (Tom) of Newington and Sarah Braswell (Troy) of Metter; eight grandchildren, Braden and Jacob Tanner, Charles Patterson, Tesa (Bryan) Edenfield, Eric Braswell, and Emily, Elaina, and Tommy Ruarks; three sisters, Retha, Ruth and Shirley; two brothers, James and Wilbur; a number of nieces and nephews cousins, and two aunts.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 11, 2020, in the Effingham Chapel of Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were George Stone, Mike Beauchane, Travis Flakes, Lawton Hickman, Robbie Busbee, Alan Jones, Joe Henderson and Ronnie Best.
Interment followed in Silver Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel. 754-6421
Published in Effingham Herald from Feb. 12 to Feb. 18, 2020
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