Curtis L. “Jack” Tanner, age 88, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Jack was born March 23, 1921, in Lamar, to Elmer and Eva (Rice) Tanner.  After graduating from Lamar High School in 1939 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 203rd “Houndawg” Unit during World War II.  Returning home after the war, Jack began his life-long career in construction, developing new neighborhoods and building many of the homes in the north part of Lamar.


     On June 4, 1959, Jack married Marianna Springer-Wilson, and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are a son, Steve Tanner, Lamar; two daughters, Candace & husband James Allen, Destin, Florida and Lucinda Howard, Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren, Shaun, Joel, and Tiffany.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Brinkerhoff.


     Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10th at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post 3691.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.





#4 Dallas, TexasShaun Howard 2009-10-22 18:54
Dad - Buela Bird and I miss you so much. We will all swing from the rafters forever. Love you.
#3 Salem, Mo.Tammy Barnicle 2009-10-14 21:26
Jack was a good person I rented from him a couple of times he was a great landlord . He will be missed.
#2 Destin, FloridaCandace Tanner 2009-10-14 17:31
I love you, Dad, and will miss you always.
#1 Dallas, TexasLucinda Howard 2009-10-14 06:42
My father and I had affectionate names we called each other. Dad called me "Yeh Yeh" and I, I called him Daddy-o. Daddy-o was the greatest man who ever walked the earth. He was my hero. He was MY Dad. He will be in my heart forever.

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