NOVEMBER 17, 1924 - JULY 9, 2008

JAY - Allen “Buster” H Tanner, 83 of Jay, passed away Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 peacefully at home.

Allen was born November 17, 1924 in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of Allen and Bessee (Shaw) Tanner. Allen married Virginia Blanch Tanner who proceeded him in death by his wife in Feb. 21, 1999.

Allen served in the United States Navy during WWII.  He owned and operated Tanner Van Lines at Yreka, CA. He moved to Grove in 1978. Allen loved country and western music. He played the guitar at churches and charity events and he also played fiddle and banjo.

Survivors include: three daughters, Rozann Tehee of Grove, OK., Modena Cook of Grove, OK., Jayne  Hamilton of Afton, OK.; four sons Jay Tanner of Afton, OK., Allen  Tanner of Yreka, CA., Jim Tanner of Yreka, CA., Earl Tanner of Yreka, CA.

Services were held at Butler Baptist Church Monday July 14, 2008 starting with visitation at 11:00am followed by services at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at the O’field Cemetery in Jay, OK.  The Grove Veterans Ritual Team will conduct military honors. Services entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Grove, OK. Online condolences may be made at