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John “Bud” TanksleyPassing: January 13, 2013


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 16th @10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, January 15th @4:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, January 16th @ 9:30 am-10:30 am


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 16th

MITCHELL – John “Bud” Tanksley, 71, passed away at 1:48 a.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at his residence.

Born February 5, 1941, in Mitchell, he was the son of Roland and Martha (Brewster) Tanksley.  He married Lena “Cricket” (Taylor) Grissom August 9, 2002.

He was a machinist and had been employed at United Technologies and Dana Corporation.

Bud was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietman War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving:       wife, Lena “Cricket” Tanksley, Mitchell

             daughters, Jan Cheryl Reynolds, Mitchell
                           Judi Ann (Jake) Taylor, Mitchell
                             Cindy Sue (Barry) Ryan, Mitchell

         stepchildren, Lori (Jeff) Lytton, Bedford
                             Scott Grissom, Columbus
                             Dena Sons, Bedford
                             Vince (Cindie) Tanksley, Mitchell

                 sisters, Sue (Ronnie) Hughett, Bedford
                             Patty (Chet) Banks, Bedford

                              7 grandchildren

                            10 step grandchildren

                             6 great grandchildren

                             6 step great grandchildren

His parents; son, Darren William Tanksley; and brothers, Jack Tanksley, David Tanksley, and an infant brother; and two infant sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Richard Grace and Pastor Gary Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Hoosier Uplands Hospice

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  1. Guest: Julie Miller - RN Vibrant Home Health | Dubois, IN
    Date: January 22, 2013
    Lena, So sorry to hear about John. He was a good man with a great attitude and sense of humor. He will be missed by all that knew him. Take care of yourself.