David L. Tanner Sr.

December 21, 2016 
WATERTOWN, NY    David L. Tanner Sr., 64, formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2016, at his home in Spring Hill, FL, surrounded by his loving wife of 25 years and family.

Born June 27, 1952, in Watertown, NY, the son of Donald H. Sr., and Evelyn Tanner, he graduated in 1970 from Watertown High School and Jefferson Community College with an associate's degree in applied science in 2003.  

He served in the US Marine Corp from 1970 to 1977 as an electronic counter measures technician and was honorably discharged as a corporal.  

He spent most of his working years at St Regis Paper in Deferiet, NY, (Champion International) and Knowlton Technologies as an electrical maintenance supervisor.

After retiring and moving to Florida, he worked at Weeki Wachee State Park as maintenance supervisor until his death.

He is survived by his wife Roberta ( Robin) Tanner, a daughter, Cortney Lynn Tanner; a brother, Donald H. Tanner Jr.; three sons from a previous marriage, David Jr. & Heather Tanner, Daniel Tanner, and Donovan and Sarah Tanner; 12 grandchildren, a great-grandchild expected in May, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.

here will be no funeral or calling hours at this time. A future burial will be held in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can name be made in his name  to Acct # 673 0006 7377 19379 TANNE at  James A Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa FL 33612-4745.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.