Hugh Bernard “H.B.” Tanner, 97, resident of Harrisburg passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Marion. H.B. was born March 16, 1922 in Carrier Mills to the late Earl Atwood and Bertha Melvina (Harris) Tanner. He served in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. During his service he was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and four Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg. H.B. was one of the founders of Bean and Tanner Funeral Home in Eldorado. He served as Saline County Sheriff from 1958 to 1962 and served as State Representative from 1964-1966. He owned and operated Tanner Construction Company for nearly 20 years and later sold real estate across Southern Illinois. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially National Field Trials and riding his horses. H.B. is survived by two children: Greg and wife Nina of Texas, Ruane and wife Debra of Anna, a granddaughter: Bobbi Kim Butler and husband Zach of Oklahoma, three great grandchildren: Maddisen, Joshua, Tanner and a special cousin Mabel Clements of Carrier Mills. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Buell Tanner. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Monday, March 16, 2020 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Gary Clark officiating. Visitation will be Monday 11:00am until service time. Burial with Military Honors will be in Lindale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com
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