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Marcus Tankersley

Marcus A. Tankersley Sr.

Thursday, September 10th, 1925 - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Marcus A. Tankersley, Sr. went to be with the Lord March 27, 2019 at the age of 93. He was born September 10, 1925 in Miranda City, Texas to the late John and Alta Tankersley.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm with a funeral at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Hope Reformed Baptist Church, 210 Main Street, Port Lavaca. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Gardens Cemetery.

Marcus is survived by his children Lois F. Carter, Marcus (Debbie) Tankersley, Jr., Marilyn Pettus and Carolyn Chandler; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Betty Tankersley; his brother John Robert Tankersley and sisters Phyllis Miller, Betty Owens, Dorothy Overstreet and Deacon Tankersley.

Marcus served in the United States Marine Corps. He had a passion for people and preaching salvation which he did for 55 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Indianola Baptist Church, 617 FM 2760, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.

Thoughts and memories can be shared online to www.gracefuneralhome.net. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Grace Funeral Chapel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hope Reform Baptist Church
    Address
    210 Main Street
    Port Lavaca, Texas , TX 77979
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Hope Reform Baptist Church
    Address
    210 Main Street
    Port Lavaca, Texas , TX 77979
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Green Lawn Gardens
    Address
    1399 FM 1679
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
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Aleisha Mollen

Posted at 02:19pm
Tank and Miss Betty were a huge influence on me as a young 20-something working for Lighthouse Christian Academy. They loved God, loved each other, and lived that every day. Thank you Tank and Miss Betty for living such a wonderful example for all of us. You made a difference and will be missed!
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