OBITUARY

James B. Tanner

December 9, 1943March 19, 2021
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James B. Tanner, 77, of Port Lavaca, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Victoria. He was born to the late Joseph E. and Elizabeth Stewart Tanner, on December 9, 1943 in El Campo, Texas. James was married to the love of his life, Theresa D. Riley Tanner, and to this union two children were born. Throughout his life, he worked for Central Power and Light, BP Chemical, and Wal-Mart, as well as serving in the United States Navy. James was involved in the American Legion, Lion’s Club, and was a volunteer at Memorial Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his wife; Theresa D. Riley Tanner, and brothers; Joseph Tanner and Robert Tanner.

He is survived by his children; Amanda (Warren) Jennings, Stewart Tanner, sister; Betty Jane (Bruce) Hart, sister-in-law; Joyce Tanner, and six grandchildren; Jeremiah Jennings, Peper Jennings, Portlynn Tanner, Jillian Tanner, Addison Tanner, and Kyrie Tanner, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March, 25, 2021 from 2-3 p.m., immediately followed by a Celebration of Life and Military Honors, all at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be given to Calhoun County Humane Society, Hospice of South Texas, or Calhoun County American Legion Post No. 167.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial@yahoo.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Theresa D. Riley Tanner, Wife (deceased)
  • Joseph E. Tanner, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Stewart Tanner, Mother (deceased)
  • Amanda and Warren Jennings, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Stewart Tanner, Son
  • Betty Jane (Bruce) Hart, Sister
  • Joyce Tanner, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph Tanner, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Tanner, Brother (deceased)
  • Jeremiah Jennings, Grandchild
  • Peper Jennings, Grandchild
  • Portlynn Tanner, Grandchild
  • Jillian Tanner, Grandchild
  • Addison Tanner, Grandchild
  • Kyrie Tanner, Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Calhoun County Humane Society
  • Hospice of South Texas
  • Calhoun County American Legion Post No. 167

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

Memories

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Pamelia Jackie Lee Jr.

March 25, 2021

Amanda is our dear friend, my Sister. Just over a month ago I visited with her and Brad at his home. He toured me throughout showing me each of the family pictures and telling me a short story for each one.
The gleam in his eyes reflected the pure love in his heart for his children and grandchildren. Pride rose from his voice and laughter from his soul as he took me from room to room sharing with me his memories.
Earth lost an angel and God received one in his passing.
Mandie, he loved you so very much “his baby girl “ and Jackie and I love you so.
May his love of you and your memories of him help carry you through this time of loss. 🙏🏼☮️❤️

Danielle Crider

March 25, 2021

We will always cherish the driveway and garage talks. He shared so many rich memories with us and we loved hearing his stories and just talking about nothing. We couldn't have had a better neighbor and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with the family.
-Danielle and Derek Crider

Kenny King

March 25, 2021

My condolence to Brad's family members. We all grew up together in Palacios, Texas. Brad's Mom and Dad (Elizabeth & Joe) were friends of my parents. We were always getting into some kind of mischief. Brad will be missed. He was a fine person. My thoughts are with you all. Ken King, Houston, Tx.

Skip Sockell

March 25, 2021

To Brad's family,

My deepest condolences. I worked with him for many years at Vistron. He was a good man and we will all miss him very much.

Skip Sockell

Sandra Lee

March 23, 2021

Kyrie with her Grandpa Dada
She was always messing with his coasters. He’s trying to get her attention to read their book with each other.

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Biography

James B. Tanner, 77, of Port Lavaca, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Victoria. He was born to the late Joseph E. and Elizabeth Stewart Tanner, on December 9, 1943 in El Campo, Texas. James was married to the love of his life, Theresa D. Riley Tanner, and to this union two children were born. Throughout his life, he worked for Central Power and Light, BP Chemical, and Wal-Mart, as well as serving in the United States Navy. James was involved in the American Legion, Lion’s Club, and was a volunteer at Memorial Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his wife; Theresa D. Riley Tanner, and brothers; Joseph Tanner and Robert Tanner.

He is survived by his children; Amanda (Warren) Jennings, Stewart Tanner, sister; Betty Jane (Bruce) Hart, sister-in-law; Joyce Tanner, and six grandchildren; Jeremiah Jennings, Peper Jennings, Portlynn Tanner, Jillian Tanner, Addison Tanner, and Kyrie Tanner, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March, 25, 2021 from 2-3 p.m., immediately followed by a Celebration of Life and Military Honors, all at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be given to Calhoun County Humane Society, Hospice of South Texas, or Calhoun County American Legion Post No. 167.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial@yahoo.com.