Raymond Graciano Tanner, Sr., age 77, of Martinsville, IL passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Cumberland Rehab and Healthcare in Greenup, IL. Raymond was born on May 21, 1943 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph Tanner and Ruth Woods Tanner.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Loera (Daniel) of Marshall, IL; son, Joshua Tanner, Sr. (Nikki) of Robinson, IL; sister, Laura Winsett; grandchildren, Bradley Pitts (Debra) of Martinsville, IL; Heather Melton (Jason) of Paris, IL; Danielle Loera of Normal, IL; Joshua Tanner, Jr. (Lauren Benewitz) of Charleston, IL; Charli Tanner of Casey, IL; Allie Lawhead of Robinson, IL and Corey Tanner of Round Lake, IL; great grandchildren, Scott Melton, Lillie Tanner, Kara Tanner and Joshua Tanner III. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond Tanner, Jr. and siblings, Josephine Dale, Ernie Tanner, Bill Tanner, Jimmy Tanner, Jeanette Preola, Gladis Preola, Millie Finney and Bonnie Swiatkowski
Ray was a retired construction electrician. He was a very social person and enjoyed helping people around town. He enjoyed fishing. Ray loved God and enjoyed sharing his faith with others.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Harvest Vineyard Church, 308 E. Black St., Martinsville, IL with a time of fellowship to follow.
His wishes were for memorial donations to be made to Normal Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, 410 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, IL 61761.
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