Born April 15, 1955 in Paducah to Ernest Jr. and Anne Rutledge Tanner, Mr. Tanner retired from Mediacom.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Hawkins Tanner of Herrin; two sons, Michael Tanner and wife Heidi of Paducah and Chris Tanner and wife Jeaniffer of Gorham; one stepson, George McCullar of Antlers, Okla.; one sister, Patty Monday and husband Glen of Brookport; eight grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hugh “Mickey” Tanner; and one nephew, Hugh Mitchell Yost.
Graveside service was held Monday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Larry King officiating.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society or Project Hope Humane Shelter of Metropolis.
Van Natta Funeral Home of Herrin was in charge of arrangements.