David Wayne Tanner


David Wayne Tanner, 57, of Port O’Connor, and formerly of Hallettsville, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

He was born on July 27, 1962, to Mac and Margie (Orsak) Tanner in Yoakum. He attended schools in Yoakum and then graduated from Hallettsville High School in 1980. After graduation, he worked at Morgan Portable Buildings; he then moved to Schulenburg and worked for Eilers Construction and then Valares. He moved to Port O’Connor and was presently employed by Overboard Marine as a mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved barbecuing and going to the beach.

David is survived by his mother, Margie Tanner Price of Hallettsville; brother, Dale Tanner of Hallettsville; sister, Diane Buzek and husband Joe of Hallettsville; nephew, Jeremy Buzek of Houston. Also Brittany Castillo, whom he loved like a daughter and considered her children as his grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his father, Mac Tanner of Magee, Miss.; grandparents, John and Emilia Orsak of Yoakum, and Delton and Gertrude Tanner of Pearl, Miss.

Memorial funeral Mass service (all attendees must wear masks) will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville, with Rosary starting at 1:30 p.m. and visitation starting at 1 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Eilers, Noral McCauley, Randy Fiedler, Lance Wylie and Jeremy Behlen. Officiant will be Msgr. John Peters. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com.