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
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.