Eley Linwood Tanner, age 78, passed away February 1, 2021. He was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church. He retired from Mississippi Gulf Coast Waste Water Authority in 2009. He was a life-long farmer and greatly enjoyed raising cattle and growing hay for the area. He was a devoted husband, loving father, Pawpaw, “2 Pawpaw” and brother. His fun-loving spirit will be deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Elizabeth Miller Tanner and Elliott Kit Tanner; brothers, J. C. Tanner, Frank Tanner and Glen Tanner; sister, Dorothy Tompkins; grandchild, Tanner Lee Eubanks.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Cauley Tanner; children, Dawn (Bruce) Eubanks and Tony (Missy) Tanner; grandchildren, Dustin Kit (Brooke) Eubanks, Dailee Eubanks (Trent) Papania, Chase Tanner, Jordan (Craig) Wilson, Amber Powell and Buster (Courtney) Tanner; great grandchildren, Brailee, Adlee, Kit and Collin Eubanks, Courtney Wilkerson, Brianna Wilkerson, Eastyn Turner, John Luke Wilson, Tyler Wilson, Baylor Tanner, Bric Harrison Tanner and Eley Jane Tanner; brother, Delwood “Pop” Tanner.
The Visitation for Eley Linwood Tanner will be Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Movella Missionary Baptist Church from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM. The Funeral Service will follow in the church sanctuary beginning at 3:00 PM with Bro. Terry Glasscock and Bro. Joey Reus officiating. Burial will follow in Movella Missionary Baptist church cemetery. Pallbearers include Dustin Eubanks, Trent Papania, Buster Tanner, Craig Wison, Ryan Goff, Van Stringfellow and William Roberts. Honorary pallbearers include Kit Eubanks and Eastyn Turner.
Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Lucedale, Mississippi is honored to be in charge of arrangements.
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