Roy Thomas Tanner



Dalzell, SC ……. Roy Thomas Tanner, age 90, beloved husband of 28 years to Patsy Rae Snedegar Tanner, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Novum, VA, he was the son of the late Earnest Tanner and Mary Rosson Tanner.
He worked as a sales representative for Wallace and Elizabeth Moore in their company, Southern Distributors Auto Parts in Washington, DC. He was an accomplished musician that he played with his band, Lucky Lane and Southern Knights. His band opened for several famous musicians, such as Ray Clark, Patsy Cline and quite a few others. He was a past President for C.E.M.B.A., which is a benevolent organization associated with the music industry. He was a member of the American legion and a WWII Veteran, serving as a radio operator in the U.S. Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife Patsy are: three children, Timothy Tanner and his wife Vicki of Briston, VA, Steve Tanner of Bridgewater, MA and Sharon Tanner of Dalzell and three grandchildren, Matthew, Alexandria and Nicole.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: four brothers, Herbert Tanner, Jessie Tanner, George Tanner and Delma Tanner and two sisters, Francis Brown and Ruth Higgins.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.