Harold "Sarge" Dwayne Tankersley

June 13, 1937 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 84)

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MSGT (RET) Harold “Sarge” Dwayne Tankersley, marched home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2022.

He retired from the Army after 21 years on August 31, 1975 (Vietnam and Korea), started and taught ROTC at Murray County High School for 6 years, and sold insurance for Liberty National Insurance. Enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and having conversations.  He never met a stranger. He worshipped and served the Lord at First Baptist Church in Chatsworth, GA

He is preceded in death by his wife,  Barbara Jo Tankersley; son, Harold “Dwayne” Tankersley, Jr; parents: Waldo and Mary Edna McClurd Tankersley; in-laws, Selmar and Dessie Ledford; brothers, Marvin and James Tankersley.

Survived by his children, Laura and Billy Bryson of Chatsworth, David and Tina Tankersley of Fort Oglethorpe:  grandchildren, Shelley and Eric Ridley of Dalton, Cole Coffey of Dalton, Ariel and Cameron Merk of Chatsworth, Bronston Tankersley and Jada of Smyrna, Aubri Tankersley of Fort Oglethorpe; great-grandchildren: Cooper, Madelyn, Jazmin, and Brayden; brothers and sisters, Carter Tankersley (Joy), Hilda Abercrombie, Hyatt Tankersley (Cathy), Ann Weaver (Johnny), Benny Tankersley (Deb), Patsy Callahan, Linda Young; sister-in-law, Jane Tankersley; Dog: Zoey, whom never left his side; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces great-nephews, and cousins also survive. Special friends: Linda and Tracy Stewart, Joyce Ellis, Nicki Chastain, Kelly and Michelle Thurman.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth  121 West Market Street Chatsworth GA 30705

The funeral service to honor the life of Harold "Sarge" Tankersley will be Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 am, at First Baptist Church of Chatsworth, with Pastor Mark Carr officiating. Interment will be in the Murray Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 1 pm to 7 pm.

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