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Mr. Julius Watson Tanner, Sr.
Retired U.S. Army

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Julius Watson Tanner, Sr., 90, of Thomson, died July 30, 2011. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m., August 4, 2011, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The Rev. Tim Ferrell will officiate. Mr. Tanner was born in Butts County, Ga., but lived most of his life in Augusta, before moving to Thomson seven years ago. He was a retired Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army with 21 years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Tanner was also retired from Gracewood Hospital as the steam plant operator. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include his children: sons, Julius Butch Tanner, Jr. and wife, Sherry, of Augusta, Michael Tanner and wife, Debra, of Jacksonville, and Bruce Tanner and wife, Jan, of Thomson; daughters, Toni Kilmer and husband, Corey, of Cumming, and Melanie Radford and husband, Mike, of Augusta; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Tanner was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Edna Lassiter Tanner, a son, LCPL William L. Billy Tanner and a granddaughter, Sarah Grace Junkins. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project c/o support.woundedwarriorproject. org. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 03, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home. Please visit: for additional obituary information or to sign the family's personal guest book. Beggs Funeral Home

Web posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011

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