George Edwin Tankersley
George Edwin Tankersley
  • December 15, 1921 - August 1, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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George "Ned" Tankersley of Mt.Olive Alabama passed away on August 1, 2017 in Huntsville Alabama at the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home.
Funeral Services will be held at Moss Service Funeral Home in Cullman Alabama on August 4, 2017 at 11 am with Wes Tankersley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetary, 3201 Mt.Olive Road, Mt. Olive Alabama. Visitation will be at Moss Service Funeral Home at 10 am just prior to the Funeral Service.
"Ned" was born in West Point Alabama to Judge and Virginia Tankersley on December 15, 1921. He graduated from West Point High School and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. He served until the end of WWII in 1946. After discharge from the Army, he attended Auburn University and taught agriculture classes for veterans. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and served as Postmaster of the Mt. Olive Alabama Post Office for many years until his retirement in 1977. After retirement, he worked at what he really loved, farming. He continued to farm, making his last garden when he was 90 years old. He also served as a Supervisor with the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District for many years and was recognized for his work with many awards including State Supervisor of the Year in 1990. He also served as a Deacon of Beechwood Baptist Church in Mt. Olive Alabama for many years and taught men's classes.
Ned is survived by one son, Paul Tankersley of Madison Mississippi; one daughter, Rebecca Sosebee of Huntsville Alabama; two sisters, Jo Morris of Birmingham Alabama and Catherine Jewett of Orlando Florida; four grandsons, Aaron Sosebee of Kwethluk Alaska, David Sosebee of Huntsville Alabama, Clint Tankersley of Brandon Mississippi, and Wes Tankersley of Madison Mississippi; and eight great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Judge and Virginia Tankersley; his wife Charlene Tucker Tankersley; one son, David Tankersley; five sisters, Gladys Bailey, Sarah Jones, Billie Hunt, Evelyn Kilgo, and Grace Testa; four brothers, Harold Tankersley, Jack Tankersley, Gordon Lee Tankersley, and John Paul Tankersley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mt. Olive Cemetery Trust Fund or to Ebenezer Baptist Church in West Point Alabama Cemetery Fund.