Dale Owen Tanner was born September 24, 1970 and passed from this life September 28, 2022 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas with family by his side. Dale was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Linda (Owens) Forrest and Bruce Tanner. He was 52 years old.
Dale grew up in Waldron and was a graduate of Waldron High School. He worked in the log woods for many years and later spent many years in the metal construction business. He was an avid outdoorsman. Dale loved any kind of hunting and fishing day or night. He loved spending time with his family and playing cards. Dale was a longtime member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron.
Dale leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Linda (Lin) Forrest of the home, daughters: Krystin Hutchens (Tyler) of Booneville, Arkansas, Kallie Akinola (Olumide) of Rockwall, Texas, Tatum Thrasher (Austin) of Centerton, Arkansas and Trista Davis (Clay) of Greenwood, Arkansas and one sister Melanie Tanner of Waldron, Arkansas. Dale is also survived by his grandchildren: Brianna and Samuel Hutchens and Declan and Cullen Davis as well as 2 nieces, 1 nephew, numerous great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Dale will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of really great friends and loved ones.
Dale was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Tanner and his grandparents: WL (Red) and Bettie Mae Owens and Alton and Betty Tanner.
Dale’s graveside celebration of life service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Sehorn Cemetery with Chad Owens, Travis May and Gary Martin officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Dale’s pallbearers will be Trevor Watkins, Taylor Powell, Steve Harwell, Danny Sims, Derek Barnett and Jason Pottridge. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons-in-law.
Dale’s visitation will be Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.