— 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
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
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,
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.
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.