David Edwin Tarner

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David Edwin Tarner of Nahunta passed away Sunday night, September 30, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Ira Lester Tarner and Marie Baker Byers Tarner. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Edna Marie Altman; four brothers, Jake Tarner, Richard Tarner, Frank Tarner, and Cecil Tarner; three sisters, Mary E. Jenson, Ida M. Beard, and Louise Kline. Mr. David served many years in the United States Army Special Forces and worked as a Welder for the Mayport Naval Station. He was a member of the Assembly of God, and a true believer. He was also an avid bass fisher, hunter, and loved Harley Davidson's.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary L. Flowers Tarner of Nahunta; his daughter, Dawn E. Tarner of Nahunta three grandchildren, Melissa Altman of Nahunta, Rose A. Thrift (Kevin) of Nahunta, and Jerry Altman of Key Largo, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Russell and Cody Russell; his brother and sister-in-law, Joe E. Tarner (Jean) of St. Thomas, Pa.; his sisnter-in-law, Bonnie F. Conner of Nahunta; his brother-in-law and wife, Billy Flowers (Donna) of Nahunta; his faithful companion, Chase; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, of Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com

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Published in NewsZapFL on Oct. 26, 2018