William A. Tanksley

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William A. Tanksley, age 76. Sunrise January 20, 1944 and Sunset January 5, 2021.

PUBLIC Visitation 9:00 AM.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, January 14, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Mr. William’s family. I worked with him at Walmart and he was always a true gentleman and I want to call him a friend you could talk to. He was also a very hard worker and under appreciated. I will be praying for comfort and peace for your family
    Brenda Betts

  2. Rev.'s Norman & Annette Barber & Family

    To Our Former next door neighbor Bill’ Tanksley Family. Bill and his Family was the BEST next door neighbors we could ever have been Blessed with. We moved in 1982 to another State and his wife Bea and I stayed in contact with each other ALWAYS sending cards to each other over the years, and phone calls. Our children went to school with each other and often played together. This is a hurt we were not expecting. Praying that our LORD will give the Family, Comfort during this very difficult time.
    Sending Love to the family
    Norman, Annette, Dartonja, Carla, Darlonda, Pamala

  3. Vonda DUCKENS Lee

    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU PEACE AND HEALING IN THE PROCESS OF LAYING YOUR FATHER TO REST CONTINUING PRAYERS NO MORE SUFFERING HE IS AT PEACE WE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN ONEDAY SOON GOD BLESS, Pastor BOB H DUCKENS, Sr Vonda DUCKENS-Lee and the ROCK OF FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH FAMILY

  4. Dorothy Tanner and family. TBC

    To The Tanksley Family.
    My Deepest Sympathy and Condolence to you all. May God be with you during this time of sorrow. Praying for you all. Much love.

  5. My thoughts and prayers for your family at this time,I worked with Willam since August and always found him a delight to work with he was funny and kind.I will truly miss him and his humor .

  6. Bill and Addie Roberson

    We send our love and prays to you all . We know that Billy is just sleeping and we will see him again . May God strength and peace continue to be with the family. We love you Bill and Addie

  7. I’m sorry to hear of Mr. Tanksley passing.To the family, continue to look to the LORD for the strength you will need in the coming days.

  8. We truly love this family. We have been Blessed with some of the best Uncles and Aunts in the World and Uncle Billie you are definitely one them. As a young girl Uncle Billie you were one of the men in my life that showed me what a Great man of God looked like. The way you took care of my Beautiful Aunt Bea and my precious cousins was displayed with such Love. The Love you showed to your parents, siblings, you even considered your in-laws FAMILY. I loved how you showed us your Love for God and your faithfulness to your church. I will never forget how you called my mother (your sister in law) Sis. Family was Family. Uncle Billie the summers you and Aunt Bea took us in were some of the best days of my life…. God allowed me to see a true Loving Great man of God. We love you and will never forget you. Thank you for the memories and for your Great example. Aunt Bea, Danny, Tyrone, Randy and Debbie. Love you guys and always praying for you. – Marilyn and Dexter Burnom and Family

  9. Vera (Lang) Ashley

    I am your cousin from the Los Angeles area. Mary Lang (1923 – 2019) was my mother. I send my sympathy to my Uncle Billy’s family. I remember quite a few years ago, that Aunt Bea and Uncle Billy came to Los Angeles for a visit and stayed in our home. May good memories of Uncle Billy help to comfort you during this time of grieving. May the God of comfort guide you, direct you and give you HIS peace.
    Sincerely, Vera (Lang) Ashley

  10. Wallace Tanksley

    I would like to extend my condolences to the Family for the lost of Uncle Billy.
    I will always remember his kind demeanor and soft spoken voice. I’m sure he has reunited with
    Uncle Joe, Aunt Mary, and Daddy! May they all rest in Eternal Peace!!

    All my best, and much Love!

  11. You will remain in our prayers. We will miss Mr. Tanksley. Sorry we were unable to attend due to illness.
    Totten Family (Next door neighbors)

  12. Revd.'s Norman & Annette Barber

    To the family of Brother William (Bill) Tanksley. Those we hold in OUR HEARTS, NEVER TRULY LEAVE US. They live on in the Kindness they Showed, the Comfort They Shared, and the Love They Brought Into Our Lives. Praying for the Family during this very difficult time.

    Sending Love.
    Norman, Annette, Dartonja, Carla, Darlonda and Pamala

  13. We want to share our condolences with Mr. Tanksley family. It’s never easy saying goodbye to a love one the pain of loss can be unbearable.
    Our creator promises that one day this pain will be a memory. May this promise bring you comfort. Thinking of you all.

  14. May Mr William Rest In Peace I used to work with him at Walmart he was funny and nice always making jokes I miss him!

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