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Ernest Gene Tanton

November 28, 1940 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 80)

Ernest Gene Tanton

Ernest Gene Tanton, age 80, of Weaver, Texas, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Sam B. Harvey Funeral from 10-11 a.m. Graveside service will follow at 12 p.m. at the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery. C.J. Duffey from Choice Hospice will be officiating.

Gene was born on November 28, 1940, to the late E.D. “Gene” and Mary Opal (Dawson) Tanton in Sulphur Spring, Texas.  He married Linda Patterson on May 23, 1991, in Oklahoma. Gene worked as a fireman and retired from the Dallas Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Tanton of Saltillo, Texas; son, Jeff and wife, Debi, of Rockwall, Texas; daughter, Jennifer and husband, Steve Gibralter, of Rockwall, Texas; son, Justin and wife, Letitia Ashby, of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Jackie, Jill, Ashley, Natalie, April and Shannon; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Braden and Edith.

Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

Author: Faith Huffman

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