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Eugene Darris "Gene" Tanker
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1924
Laclede County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2004
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Eugene Tanker

Eugene D. Tanker, 80, died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, in his residence, in the loving presence of his family. Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Lebanon, Mo., the son of Fred [sic] and Janie (Brown) Lee.

Eugene was married to the former Nellie Peek for more than 60 years. He was a pastor at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, where he served for more than 40 years, and also was employed as a supervisor for Barber-Colman Co. He was a former member of Rock Valley Flyers and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survived by his wife, Nellie Tanker of Rockford; sons, Bill (Reba) Tanker of Chelsea, Ala., and Rick (Peggy) Tanker of Winnebago; grandchildren, Bill Jr. (Ligia), Steve (Kari) and Nathan and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Allen, Rebecca, William, Ty and Noah; a brother and several sisters; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Skuffy. He was predeceased by parents; son, Darris Tanker; and great-grandson, Arthur.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb 20, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, with son, Rick Tanker, officiating, assisted by Pastor Melvin Swanson of Berean Baptist Church. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thanks to their church family at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Northern Illinois Hospice, Dr. Bach, Dr. Schultz, Dr. Pedapati and all of the wonderful nurses.

Rockford Register Star (Feb 19, 2004)
Family links: 
  Albert L. Tinker (1906 - 1987)
  Jenivive Amanda Brown Lee (1903 - 1984)
  Eugene Darris Tanker (1924 - 2004)
  Carole Ann Digby Curtright (1926 - 2010)**
  Reba C Lee Wear (1946 - 2011)**
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Machesney Park
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Pamela
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
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Eugene Darris Gene Tanker
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