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John Wayne Tanner, 66, of Beaver, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017, with his family by his side.
He is preceded in death by his parents George and Beatrice Nelms Tanner, one son John Tanner Jr., and one sister Susan Goodson.
John was a US Army Veteran and a retired Coal Miner for over 32 years. He enjoyed hobbies such as listening to music, collecting sports cars, playing guitars, and played with his gospel group for 14 years "Master Quartet" but most of spending time with his wife of 23 years Gloria Tanner.
He leaves behind his wife Gloria Tanner of Beaver, WV, one daughter Christina (Curtis) Osborne of Nimitz, WV three sons; Gary (Amy) Altice of Colfax, NC, Phillip (Christina) Altice of Springfield, TN, Kevin (Carrie) Altice of Mt. Hope, WV, two granddaughters, five grandsons, and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 11-12PM at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. Burial will immediately follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Published on November 28, 2017
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