Mr. Hiram Tanner, Jr., age 90, of Douglas, GA passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Tanner was born January 7, 1928 in Coffee County the son of the late Hiram Tanner, Sr. and Lila Vaughn Tanner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Laverne Tanner and special friend, Carol Fletcher.
He served in the United States Navy and was lifelong member of Stokesville Baptist Church.
God has been so good to me all these years and I have been so blessed. I want to thank the Lord for my family and blessing me with a wonderful wife, four children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
I thank the Lord for having a profession that I dearly loved, farming. I enjoyed the challenges that went with farming each year, planting and watching the crops grow. The beauty and joy of knowing that I could grow and harvest the crops was such a pleasure.
There were times that were hard along with the good. Sometimes there wasn’t much profit, but the Lord was with me through it all. Thank you again Jesus for my time here and for the blessings that you have bestowed upon me.
Psalms 23 says it all for me.
Survivors include his children, Donnie Tanner and wife Marilyn, Rose Tanner Meeks and husband Tim, Barry Tanner and wife Jeri and Sherry Tanner Evans all of Douglas, GA; grandchildren, Bryon Tanner and wife Carrie, Susan Hampton and husband Michael, Allison Spivey and husband Shanon, Tanna Owsley and husband Josh, Joseph Meeks and wife Whitney, Josh Meeks and wife Amy, B.H. Tanner and wife Ansley, Kelly Deen and husband Tracey and Eve Brawner and husband Will; great grandchildren, Blake Tanner, Lauren Tanner, Reese Hampton, Tanner Hampton, Lila Spivey, Ty Spivey, Cannon Moseley, Matthew Meeks, Maci Meeks, Josie Meeks Allie Meeks, Aldynn Jo Owsley, Alex, Deen and wife Jesse, Kate Deen, Presley Tanner, Hope Tanner, Olivia and Vivian Brawner; one great great grandson, Judson Branch Deen.
Sister, LaRue Williams and husband Bob of Douglas, GA
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Stokesville Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Pierce and Rev. Ed Lycett officiating with Mr. Edward Mathews at the graveside. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Prelude and postlude music by Kay Pierce and Patty Spivey. Music selections were “Precious Lord Take my Hand” by Brandon Musgrove, “Canaan Land” by Stokesville Church Choir.
Entombment followed in Stokesville Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to Stokesville Baptist Church, c/o Terry Wheaton, 7884 GA Hwy 64 E, Axson, GA 31624.
Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.org.