BARTLESVILLE, Okla. ó Homer Nunam Tanner Jr., 84, of Bartlesville, Okla., died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the Bartlesville Care Center.
††† Private family services will be held at a later date and cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory in Bartlesville, Okla.
††† A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Humane Society of Northeast Texas, 303 Enterprise, Longview, TX 75604.
††† Mr. Tanner was born in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 1925, the son of Homer Nunam Tanner Sr. and Helene (Sizemore) Tanner. He grew up and received his education in the Ralston, Okla., and Ponca City, Okla., areas, graduating from Ralston High School. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and served on Guam and Saipan in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
††† Following his Honorable Discharge he returned to Oklahoma to attend college and received his bachelorís degree in history from Oklahoma A&M at Stillwater, Okla. He served as the manager of the Chamber of Commerce in Perry, Okla., until 1959 when he moved to Brownwood to become the Chamber of Commerce manager.
††† In the mid 1960s he was employed with the Northeast Texas Water Development Agency until his retirement and made his home in Dangerfield. Following his retirement he continued his home in Dangerfield until moving to Bartlesville, Okla., in 2006.
††† He was married to Cille Garrett in 1967, and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2008.
Mr. Tanner is survived by three sons, Steve Douglas and his wife Sheila of Choctaw, Okla., Maynard Tanner and his wife Lakita and Rodger Tanner and his wife Patty, all of Bartlesville, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Amanda Douglas, Jason Douglas, Christopher Tanner, Stephanie Tanner, Crystal Tanner, Andrea Granger and Breanna Haller; and eight great-grandchildren.
††† He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Gloria Savannas.