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Mr. Michael Allen Tanner, ….

Mr. Michael Allen Tanner, age 53, died on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Candler Hospital after a long battle with Covid.

Mr. Tanner was born in Savannah. He graduated from Jenkins High School and Georgia Southern University, where he played football (#40) for legendary Coach Erk Russell. He was a foreman for the Georgia Ports Authority, where he worked for the past 29 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Tanner; 1 sister, Donna Tanner Walker; and his grandparents, Ivy and Mabel Tanner and Queenez Gordy.

Survivors include his fiancee’, September Harper of Savannah; his mother, Rebecca Tanner of Lyons; 1 sister, Debbie Tanner ( John Moore) of Lyons,; 1 brother, Chris Tanner (Christina) of Vidalia; 1 stepdaughter, Peyton Roberson; 1 stepson, Gage Graham; and several nieces, nephews, his work family at Georgia Ports.

A Celebration of his life was held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Temple in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, Michael’s wishes were that donations be made to Georgia Southern University, Football program, to the Michael Tanner Scholarship Fund, campaign/the-michael-tanner- football- scholarship/ c366629.

Mr. Michael Tanner

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