Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., SE, Winder, GA


Michael Anthony Tanksley

July 21, 1967January 9, 2020

Mr. Michael Anthony Tanksley, age 52, of Winder, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Tanksley was very interested in computers.

Mr. Tanksley is preceded in death by his father; William Sorrells.

Mr. Tanksley is survived by his mother; Diane Tanksley Sorrells of Winder; sons, Patrick (Hannah) Tanksley of Arcade and Declan Tanksley of Winder; brother, Billy Sorrells and Michael Sorrells both of Marietta; sister, Tracey Gaddy of Marietta; two grandchildren, Evelyn Tanksley and Kellen Tanksley; aunts and an uncle also survives.

A graveside service to honor the life of Mr. Michael Tanksley will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Strickland officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at Smith Funeral Home.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Michael Anthony Tanksley

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January 14, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss to your family. Diane, you are in our prayers and I love you.

Susie Gafford

January 11, 2020

Been friends online for so many years. It will be so strange to not be able to talk to you. I will miss you bro. R. I. P.

Jennifer Farrugia

January 11, 2020

I will always have a place for you in my heart. I love you and hope you are at peace now. Jennifer

Beckey Wilson

January 11, 2020

Sending hugs to all of you.

Rest in Heaven Mikie.

Faye Davis

January 11, 2020

Patrick, I am sorry for your loss. God bless you and keep you. I love you, Hannah, and the children very much.

Mary Mclane

January 10, 2020

Oh my love.I am so sorry I wasn't there for you.I will love you til God reunites us in heaven.

Steven Quarles

January 10, 2020

Miss you already cuz. Fly high and fly free. R.I.P. Tank...

Mechelle Horton

January 10, 2020

I’m so sorry Michael!
You will be so missed! Fly free!!
I love you!