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James Otis Tanksley Jr.

October 26, 1936 April 30, 2019
James Otis Tanksley Jr.
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Obituary for James Otis Tanksley Jr.

James Otis Tanksley Jr., age 82 of Keeling Va. passed away at SOVAH on April 30, 2019. James was born in Pittsylvania County October 26, 1936 to the late Mary Carmichael Tanksley and James Otis Tanksley Sr.

James is survived by his wife Faye Doss Tanksley of the residence. Mr. Tanksley retired from Goodyear Tire Rubber as a tire builder and served in the United States Army. He attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife Mr. Tanksley is survived by his daughters Donna Hawker (Larry), Debbie Dunavant, step daughters Lisa Dawson (Lynn), Patty Worley and Karen Mooney (Kevin), his sons Jimmy Tanksley (Brenda) and Michael Tanksley, his sister Lois Terry, his brothers Clifton Tanksley, Reless Tanksley , seven grandchildren and nine great – grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Mr. Tanksley was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Tanksley, brothers Ronald, Bobby and Jerry Tanksley and grand-daughter Brittany Porterfield.

Visitation will be held at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Tanksley’s Family Cemetery on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Burger officiating.

At other times the family will be receiving friends at the residents of Jimmy Tanksley at 16857 Old Richmond Rd. Keeling Va. 24566

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Keeling Fire Department at 2200 Oak Grove Rd. Keeling, VA 24566.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Tanksley family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM 5/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 5/3/2019 7:30:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, VA 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 VA
United States





1:00 PM 5/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Tanksley Family

Old Richmond Blvd
Keeling, VA 24566

Tanksley Family
Old Richmond Blvd Keeling 24566 VA
United States

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