Robert Albert "Bob" Tanner, Jr.

Robert Albert "Bob" Tanner Jr., 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Robert A Tanner Sr. and Mildred Monds Tanner. Bob was a graduate of City High School, as well as Cleveland State Community College. He joined in U.S. Army in 1945, serving in Japan. In 1952, he began working with the Chattanooga Police Department, retiring in 1977 as lieutenant. Following his retirement, he became Captain of the Erlanger Police Department, serving for 15 years. Bob actively attended several Churches of Christ in the Chattanooga area, most recently East Brainerd Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Tanner; grandson, Tyler Haley; and two sisters, Jeanette Farmer and June Cooper. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. Tanner III and Vickie, Bradley Tanner Sr. and Janet; grandchildren, Meesha Norman, Robert A. "Beau" Tanner IV, Brandi Paris, Bradley A. "Tosh" Tanner Jr., Caitlin Stokes, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Courtesy Terry A. Tanner