The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


April 4, 2013


WOLFE CITY — WOLFE CITY — Jack (Jackie) Clark Tanner, 76, passed away April 4, 2013, at his home in Wolfe City surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January 2013.

Jackie was born on Jan. 8, 1937, to George (Ted) Clark and Myrtle Irene Tettleton Tanner in rural Wolfe City. He was an only child. He attended Wolfe City Schools and was a lifelong resident of Wolfe City.

Jackie was a man with many interests. He loved his many motorcycles, refurbishing old broncos and being a silversmith and a lapidary. Jackie retired from Ennis Texas Tag and Label where he ran a printing press for more than40 years. He was a Mason until death.

Jackie had a passion for hunting arrowheads and Indian artifacts. He inspired many of his friends to take up the hobby and join in the fun. He also loved hunting artifacts with his son Phil. For years Jackie enjoyed CB radios. With his special CB equipment he talked with people in many places, including overseas.

Of all Jackie’s great loves, he loved his grandchildren most of all. He was so very proud of his granddaughters, Brooke and Ali and all they have accomplished and become. He was very happy when his grandson Bowie came along to carry on the Tanner name. Jackie loved his friends and family. If you were Jackie’s friend you knew it.

Jackie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carole Saye Tanner; son Phil and wife Chanda of Wolfe City; grandchildren Brooke Deann of Dallas, Ali Denise of Norman, Okla., and Bowie Ericson of Wolfe City; stepchildren Ronda Dickeson, Lori Kinnaird and husband Cary and Steven Lyday and wife Christie; seven stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin Sonny Tanner.  

Funeral services for Jackie will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Wolfe City with Rev. Cary Kinnaird and Rev. John Hook officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City.  

Pallbearers will be Gonzalo Gonzalez, Brady Crowell, Jimmy Sumrow, Ronald Woodruff, Don (Red) Monroe, Stevie Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Morris Parsons, Jo Charles Henslee, Jimmy Felty, Tony Hart, Roy (Pop) Boggs, Curtis  Fugett and Tommy (Tuck) Caldwell.

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