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Roger Harold TanksleyPassing: July 9, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 14th @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, July 13th @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, July 14th

MITCHELL – Roger Harold Tanksley, 89, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville.

Born September 20, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Roy Noble and Ruby (Taylor) Tanksley.  He married Carolyn Joyce Clouse October 7, 1952, and she preceded him in death May 3, 2017.

Roger retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He could fix anything and enjoyed wood working, puzzles, and gardening.  Roger was a member of Woodville Baptist Church and a loyal Cincinnati Reds fan.

Roger was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Rogetta Kay Sinclair of Mitchell
Michael DeWayne (Marcia) Tanksley of Solsberry
Tammy Sue Evers of Mitchell
Timothy Joe (Michelle) Tanksley of Mitchell
Scott Sinclair, Ryan (Tasheena) Sinclair, Adam (Kristen) Sinclair, Haley (Nick) Bultman, Allyson Tanksley, Meghan Evers, and Clayton Evers
great grandchild,
Nikah Sinclair
Ralph (Kay) Tanksley of Mitchell

His parents; wife; and siblings, John Raymond Tanksley, Ruth Sipes, Rowenna Elrod, Roland Tanksley, Russell Tanksley, Rex Tanksley, Ronald Tanksley and Roy Tanksley preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 15, 2021
    Roger was just a SUPER foreman when i worked @ Carpenters! Often when i got loaned out from NEA#1 and loaned to him he would show me "his way" to do the task at hand! Also became a great friend when i got laid off from there.
  2. Guest: Michael & Donna Villarreal | Mitchell
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You .May God Comfort You In The Loss Of Your Dad.
  3. Guest: Jack& Carolyn Cecill | mitchell, interested
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Jack sure worked with him at Carpenter Body. Always called him Herald!!!! Sure hated to hear he passes away. Prayers for the family
  4. Guest: Mike Sinclair | Leander, Texas
    Date: July 12, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Rogetta, take care!!!!! The first one auto corrected….. 😡
  5. Guest: Mike Sinclair | Leander, TX
    Date: July 12, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Roberta, take care!!!
  6. Guest: Tammie "Jo" Wray | Bedford
    Date: July 11, 2021
    So very sorry!! Was so happy to see everyone under such sad circumstances. Love you all!
  7. Guest: Debbie Beeler | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you in the days ahead.
  8. Guest: Mike and Rita (Ball) Ramey | Bedford, In
    Date: July 11, 2021
    Many fond memories of Roger and Momma Joyce following us around in twirling Corp. Always ready to help!!! God Bless you Rosetta and family. Mike and Rita (Ball) Ramey
  9. Guest: Rick Tammy Brown | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 11, 2021
    His willingness to help in anyway he could
  10. Guest: Cindy Tanksley Ryan | Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Date: July 11, 2021
    Uncle Roger will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Now he is at peace, with aunt Joyce and with all our loved ones in heaven. Xxxx's Love you all, Cindy, Barry, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Justin and Sierra
  11. Guest: Sissy Terry Sproles | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2021
    Such a good man! I am thinking of all his kids and praying for their comfort and knowing that he is in the most wonderful place with Joyce and his family.
  12. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2021
    Rogetta, so sorry to hear about your father. May GOD bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Chuck
  13. Guest: Mary Drury | Simpsonville Kentucky
    Date: July 10, 2021
    Prayers for your family. Rex and I were classmates in high school.
  14. Guest: James and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2021
    To the Tanksley Family: Our prayers are with your family during this time. Jim and Sharon Nash
  15. Guest: Tonya Holt Stroud | Lafayette, IN
    Date: July 10, 2021
    I really hated to hear of Mr. Tanksley’s passing. He was a good man. Always a quiet and sweet man. I went to school with Mike and enjoyed his whole family over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless.
  16. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2021
    Thoughts and prayers for all. Gerry and Pauline Lagle