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Celebrating the life of James "Doc" Tanner, 87. Born on Nov. 30, 1929, he went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 15, 2017. Doc was greeted in heaven by his loving wife, Hazel Tanner, just days after what would have been their 66th wedding anniversary. He was also greeted by his two children, Patsy and Randy Lamar; his parents and all of his siblings were there along with many relatives and loved ones to welcome him home.
He was a wonderful father to his children, Terry Tanner and his wife, Sharon, from, Pason, Ariz., Jo Collins and her husband, John, from Dalton, Annetta Deegear and her husband, Mark, from Fort Worth, Texas. He also had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and loving family and friends.
Doc was also a minister for the Church of God of the Union Assembly. He pastored several churches in his years of ministry, from Arizona, Indiana, Texas and Georgia, where so many special people became family.
He served our country as an honorable soldier in the United States Army. His passion other than his church is his place in the Masonic Lodge. He held several positions not only in Georgia but in Texas. He held several duel lifetime memberships to several lodges. He also enjoyed his membership to the Order of the Eastern Star. His Masonic Brothers and his Eastern Star Sisters became a big addition to the Tanner family.
The viewing for all family and loved ones will be at Dalton Funeral Home in Dalton today from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God of the Union Assembly in Dalton with Brother Lonnie Starnes and Brother Charlie Pratt officiating. Immediately following the funeral will be a graveside ceremony at West Hill Cemetery conducted by the military and the Masonic Lodge. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.
Published on July 17, 2017
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