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Ellis Wayne Tanner

June 27, 1947 October 11, 2023
Ellis Wayne Tanner
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Funeral services for Ellis Wayne Tanner will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at East Leesville Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Kiker officiating. The burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. The pallbearers will be Jonathan Tanner, Sheridan Tanner, Carson Tanner, Andrew Tanner, Nolan Wayne Tanner, Tanner Abercrombie, Daniel Abercrombie, and Lanny Brown.

A visitation will be held at East Leesville Baptist Church on Friday, October 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Wayne was born June 27, 1947, in Delhi, Louisiana and passed away October 11, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 76. He worked for many years as a corporate tax attorney and retired from British Petroleum. After retiring Wayne spent many years raising cattle in Vernon Parish and enjoyed being a member of the local cattleman’s association, Wayne served the Lord faithfully at First Baptist Church of Leesville before becoming a member of East Leesville Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed were fishing, hunting, golfing, and wood working, but skeet shooting was his passion. He also enjoyed supporting the local high school basketball teams and watching LSU sports. In 2020, Wayne was inducted into the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. He loved spending time with his family, especially taking his grandchildren out in the boat.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Dixon Ellis Tanner & Ruby Mae Crouch Tanner and brothers, Harlan & Walton Tanner.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Lynn Clarice Deason Tanner of Leesville, LA;

sons, Jonathan Ryan Tanner and wife Christina of Hudson, OH and Sheridan Wayne Tanner and wife Preeyarat “Byrd” of New Orleans, LA;

daughter, Natalie Lynn Abercrombie and husband Daniel of Rockford, TN;

grandchildren, Carson Tanner, Andrew Tanner, Nolan Wayne Tanner, Tanner Abercrombie, and Reagan Abercrombie;

sister, Patsy Ruth Fontenot and husband Bert of Beaumont, TX;

sister in law, Eunice Tanner,

and a host of extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lottie Moon mission offering.


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Visitation

Friday

20

Oct

5:00 PM 10/20/2023 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/20/2023 7:00:00 PM
East Leesville Baptist Church

266 Alexandria Highway
Leesville, LA 71446

East Leesville Baptist Church
266 Alexandria Highway Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Saturday

21

Oct

11:00 AM 10/21/2023 11:00:00 AM
East Leesville Baptist Church

266 Alexandria Highway
Leesville, LA 71446

East Leesville Baptist Church
266 Alexandria Highway Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ebenezer Cemetery Final Resting Place

201 Ebenezer Road
Leesville, LA 71446

201 Ebenezer Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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