G. Richard “Dick” Tanner

January 12, 1936 ‒ December 28, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

G. Richard “Dick” Tanner, 82, of Fredericktown passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 in Fredericktown. He was born on January 12, 1936 in Loudonville, to the late Ralph E. and Corrine M. (Heller) Tanner.

Dick honorably served his country in the Army and a member of the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.  He was the owner/operator of M.E.T. Trucking in Fredericktown.

Dick is survived by his children, Nick Anthony “Tony” Tanner, Richard Matthew “Mick” (Lee) Tanner and Jill Beth (Tim) Carpenter; grandchildren, Adam, Robin, Nicole, Marc and Cobe; and his canine companion, Shooter.

In following with Dick’s wish there will not be any services.

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  • Jill, my condolences to you in this time of loss. May you & the family lean on Almighty God to help you in this hour of need. Hey won’t let you down. Psalm 64:1

  • Dear Tanner family, we knew your dad and mom years ago before we moved to Texas. In recent years when we came home to Fredericktown I always enjoyed being with your dad at the Bell Store for coffee and good laughs. Usually your dad was in the thick of it all with his stories and jokes. He will be greatly missed by all.
    Earnie and Bertha Frazier

  • To the Tanner family, we just visit with him at Legion night dinner on Veterans
    Night. You have our blessings and prayers, Fred enjoyed him at the Legion meetings and he will be missed.

  • To Jill, Tony and Mick:
    Thinking of all of you during your time of loss. As a younger man what I remember most about your dad was that he would tell the dumbest jokes I ever heard. Age seemed to improve that as he never failed to make me laugh as we all grew older. He would always greet me with “Hey Doug” or “Reverand Thompson”. The latter of which, I have yet to get the jest of. By all means enlighten me on this Tanner family joke.
    The country has lost a good man for his service in the Korean Conflict. Frederictown has lost an upstanding citizen. You have lost your father.
    Deepest sympathy.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Dick passing. I will miss Dick’s assistance at raising and lowering the US Flag at the home Freddie’s Football games.
    Rest well brother you deserve it.

  • The Tanner family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • Jill, Tony and Mick and family.
    Sorry to hear the news that Dick passed away but he was a great guy with a joke or two.. We all hope to live life as he did.. with a smile.. thinking about you all in this time and pray for strength to carry on…Donny and Rannay Cline

  • I will always remember how he fully participated in the FHS graduation ceremony and pre-graduation activities the year he was finally and very appropriately awarded his high school diploma, delayed because of his early volunteering for military service in the Korean Conflict. The other graduates embraced his success, while being in awe of his service to his country and to Fredericktown. I loved interviewing him for the graduation issue, hearing his story, especially about his military service. His beaming smile and hug when I saw him always made my day. He will be truly missed. My sympathy to you as we celebrate his life.

  • Rest In Peace Dear Friend — Please know that you will be missed. Your smile, your stories and your free spirit will never be forgotten. We are sending our deepest sympathy to the family. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To the Tanner family,
    So sorry to hear of your lose. It was truly a honor to know your Father. From coaching colt football and soccer, I truly learned a lot about life from him. He will be missed,

  • We were so very proud to call Dick “Friend”. We will miss his laughter and his quick wit. Dick was a faithful member of the Knox County Joint Veterans Council [KCJVC]. Thank you, brother for all your dedication to the KCJVC and to our community. Thank you, also, for being apart our wedding party, November 17, 2017.

    Dave suggested that all his “coffee drinking buddies” should get together, at the Bell Store and tell “Dick Tanner” jokes.

    Prayers to the family,

    Dave and Kathy Ridenour

  • Always a super, fun person to be around. He loved our country and was soo proud to have served. He was ecstatic when he received his high school diploma and the students and parents cheered him for a long time. I can still see his smiling face on the stage. Miss ya, Dick.

  • To The Tanner Family: Never meant a kinder and more pleasant person . Liked to tell jokes and stories, but would do anything for you if he could. Knew him for over 40 years and no matter how he was felling, he could always tell a story/joke and put a smile on your face. I will really miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Tanner family –
    Met Dick while working at Duke Truck Stop – could always depend on him to brighten up the day – pure orneriness!!! Figured out through time that he was born and raised next door to my maternal grandmother on Jericho Rd – what coincidence. He always made me smile and had something ornery to say – loved him. I am sure he will be missed greatly – rest in peace my friend!


  • Dear Tanner Family,
    I will remember the happy family times at the Heller family reunions with all the cousins when we were all youngsters. Dick was always happy go lucky with an easy smile and a joke or two to share . Your father was one of a kind . Please know he will be missed and that you are in my prayers. With sincere sympathy, Diana Heller Scott

  • Jill, Tony and Mick, so sorry to hear about your dad. I know my dad (Pete) is thinking about all of you as well. He always talks about your dad. Love to you all. Alicia

  • To the tanner family god bless u folks in these tough times I was proud to know your dad always had a story to share with me Sorry for your loss

  • My deepest sympathy to the Tanner family,
    I will always remember seeing your Dad at the gas stations and hearing the latest jokes. I knew when I saw the green Fiat a good time was to be had.
    A special thanks to your Dad for his service to the country and the pride he took in that.
    Tom Foster

  • Mick sorry for your loss,your father always referred to me as Terry’s cousin because he couldn’t remember my name and was always ornery…

  • Jill, Nick & Mick,
    Gary & I are so sorry for your loss. I’ve known your dad all my life. He was a very special person. He will be missed and I’ve heard the gang at Southside will really miss him and his jokes. Heaven will be bouncing with him and my dad trying to out do each other with new jokes!!

    Love you,
    Gary & Kathie (Staats) Harding

  • You will be missed. Many, many happy memories will never be forgotten!! Prayers for the family through this difficult time!!