The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 25, 2014

Charles (Charlie) Tanner

JOPLIN, Mo. — Charles (Charlie) William Tanner, 73, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Weir, Kan., departed this life at home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Charlie entered this life on July 14, 1940, in Columbus, Kan., to the union of the late Lonnie and Mary (Winters) Tanner. He attended school in Columbus. He lived most of his life in Weir, until he relocated to Joplin in 2008. He work as a heavy equipment operator for Cherokee County Road District in Columbus, for more than 20 years, retiring in 2008. He enjoyed spending time on his computer, his CB radio, fishing and yearly retreats in Mountain View, Ark.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; and his companion of more than 20 years, Mary Pflug.

He is survived by one son, William (Doug) Tanner and wife, Marilyn, of Yukon, Okla.; three daughters, Bobbie Tanner, of Pico Rivera, Calif., Eve Allen and husband, Matt, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kendra Cummins and husband, Thomas, of Miami, Okla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Tanner are at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.

On-line condolences may be made to the family through our website at

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.

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