Holman Robert (Trey) Tanner III
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Holman Robert (Trey) Tanner III

Knoxville - Holman Robert (Trey) Tanner III, 20

Precious child of God, attentive and loving son, protective brother and friend, went to his final resting place on March 19th in Chattanooga, TN.

He was a junior in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he could demonstrate and utilize his natural gift and love of mathematics.

Holman's infectious smile and charming personality captured the attention and hearts of everyone with whom he came into contact throughout his life. He was a 2017 graduate of Christian Academy of Knoxville. While at CAK, he was a member of the varsity football and wrestling teams. Additionally, he received numerous awards including The Warrior Award which recognized his admirable character and team spirit.

Holman was always attentive to others needs before his own, especially his father Holman Tanner Jr., who was diagnosed with ALS almost two years ago. This is just a glimpse into his caring and warm-hearted nature.

Holman was a thoughtful speaker, especially when asked to say the blessing. His eloquent and heartfelt words reminded others to draw their lives closer to God. It had often been said that Trey was a ray of shining light to them in their time of darkness.

One of Holman's loves was the outdoors, especially the lake and mountains where he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was an avid wakeboarder and wake surfer, and was the luckiest angler who often caught a fish within the first minute of casting a line.

Holman always had an upbeat outlook and was so much fun to be around. Being the social person he was, he was always inclusive to everyone making sure no one was left out.

His genuine heart touched the lives of many. He was a shining star whose light was extinguished too soon. He will forever be missed, but his kind spirit will never be forgotten.

Holman was preceded in death by his grandparents Holman and Lillian Tanner of Maryville, and Ernest and Virginia McKenzie of Knoxville.

Trey is survived by his loving parents Holman and Eileen Tanner and devoted sister, McKenzie. Additionally, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends will mourn his loss.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter via webtn.alsa.org or PO Box 40244, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37204 or First Baptist Concord Missions Dept., 11704 Kingston Pk., Knoxville, TN 37934.

A Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020 at The Pavilion of Grandview Cemetery 2304 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803. Friends may call at convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. On-line condolences and guest registry are available at www.rosemortuary.com






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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2020.
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March 29, 2020
Love yall so much. The memories I have with Trey are some of my most treasured. He always showed love to those around him, and Im so thankful for the times we had.
Brady Fernandes
Friend
March 27, 2020
Holman and Eileen - We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Trey. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.
Jeff Cleveland
March 27, 2020
This breaks my heart . So glad i was able to have Trey in class. What a fun, sweet and happy guy! Ill never forget his smile. Prayers to his family and friends to make sense of this. God is in control we just have to trust.
Margaret Moran
March 26, 2020
Amazing
Peiling Wang
March 26, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Trey, but knowing the rest of the family, I am sorry that I didn't get to do so. My prayers are with you all.
Terri Clemens
Family
March 26, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all as you deal with this devastating loss.
Jean Watson (Tanner)
Family
March 25, 2020
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Polly Burch
March 24, 2020
Dearest Tanner Family,
Jenny Bradley is my treasured friend and invaluable work partner at GRIFOLS. I have had so many conversations about your dear family since meeting Jenny. Many times during daily conversation Jenny shared her deep love for each of you and her East Tennessee memories. I have vivid recollections of discussions surrounding your Trey and his support for his wonderful Mother and Daddy and a fine brother for McKenzie. As a parent with two sons very close to Trey in age I am utterly devastated for each of you with such an incomprehensible loss of your precious Trey. Since learning of Trey's death I have just whispered to God over and over to sustain each of you as you bear this unimaginable loss. All I have heard from Jenny, each photograph and every condolence resonates with the character of your son and the impact Trey made in his short but wonderful life, you are indeed honored as parents and a family! I will be praying for you and all those who love you and your unforgettable Trey. May God's grace, peace and mercy guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Until that day when God shall wipe away all our tears, and there shall be no more sorrow or pain, suffering, death, tragedies, no more night and the former things are passed away and God makes all things new. Until we are reunited with those whom we have loved and loss. May each of us in hope press on in Christ name is my humble prayer.

In Faith & Love,
Chuck Carothers
Franklin, Tennessee

Chuck Carothers
Coworker
March 24, 2020
I was blessed to be apart of several of the CAK football Team FCA Bible studies and actually let a couple of them. Trey was a regular participant and shared valuable insight with his teammates. Trey had an infectious smile and was a joy to be around. For Mom & Dad and the rest of the family & friends - May God continue to bring to mind the wonderful memories of great times you shared with Trey, and may God's loving arms surround each of you with comfort, strength and peace.
Dean Craig
March 24, 2020
Holman was such a kind hearted person who got along with everyone and would light up any room. His goofy personality could lift anyones spirts. I am extremely sorry for your loss.
Stacy Brock
Friend
March 24, 2020
Sending my sincere sympathy, my hearts goes out to you currently of great sadness. Please know that God care about you, how you feel and invite you to let help you. Jeremiah 29:11,12
Neighbor
March 24, 2020
Sorry for your loss
March 23, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Trey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tanner family during this difficult time. God Bless
Dennis Thompson
March 23, 2020


We are so sorry to hear about Trey, we will continue to pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

David, Amanda, Lauren and Preston Armstrong
March 22, 2020
We deeply mourn the loss of Trey and extend our deepest sympathy
to his family. Trey and his family were a big part of our sports family
from CAK. Many, many treasured memories will be kept in our hearts.
We are so sorry!
Zavracky Family - Knoxville TN
March 21, 2020
I am so sorry for this needless loss, what a wonderful young man. Just want you to know that i will be available to help you in any way I can. Shira Acklin's Dad Bob
Bob Acklin
March 21, 2020
We are so very sorry for the loss of Trey. There are no words we can offer to soften the pain but know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest condolences, Mark, Sonja and Ashlyne Page
Sonja Page
March 21, 2020
We deeply mourn the loss of a great young man. Trey was always a ray of sunshine and a great mentor to his younger teammates at CAK. He had a kindness and an infectious smile that will never be forgotten. He will live in our hearts forever.
Angela Cagle
Friend
March 21, 2020
Trey with his freshman design team at UTC.
I was blessed to have Trey in my freshman engineering design class at UTC. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Trey was such a joy to have in class.
Cecelia Wigal
Teacher
March 21, 2020
Trey was someone to look up to, a mentor to the younger guys.
Angela Cagle
March 21, 2020
CAK's Finest
Angela Cagle
March 21, 2020
Great Warriors
Angela Cagle
March 21, 2020
Trey...always a ray of sunshine
Angela Cagle
March 21, 2020
I was Holman's Fluid Mechanics Laboratory professor at UTC. I am shocked and grieved by his sudden passing. I will miss him. I was inspired by his testimony. May God richly bless you all at this time.
Don Warrington
March 21, 2020
CAK WARRIOR Wrestling Greats!
Angela Cagle
March 21, 2020
Craig Fernandes
March 21, 2020
Craig Fernandes
March 21, 2020
Craig Fernandes
March 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss
David&bernice Hennessee
Friend
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