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Michael Tanksley

Obituary Date: Friday 8th October 2021

Michael Tanksley, age 40, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Mr. Tanksley was born on October 3, 1981 in Hall County, Georgia. maternal grandfather, Roy Lamb Keller; paternal grandparents, Oscar L. and Betty Tanksley; and step-grandfather, Bill Crook. Mr. Tanksley was a Law Enforcement Officer for approximately 19 years, serving the past two with Alto Police Department. Michael loved his "babies", Wyatt and Maci. Michael was a very caring person and friend, to know Michael was to love Michael. He was a member of the Clarkesville Masonic Lodge No. 325 F & AM.

Survivors include his mother, Donna Crook, of Carrollton; father, Tim Tanksley, of Habersham County; son, Wyatt Tanksley, of Cornelia; daughter, Maci Tanksley, of Cornelia; mother of his daughter, Kayla Maxwell, of Cornelia; mother of his son, Casey Tanksley, of White County; step-father, Keelyn Crook, of Carrollton; maternal grandmother, Ethelene Keller, of Mt. Airy; uncle and aunt, Jerry and Nancy Tanksley, of Martin; cousins, Jessica Anderson and Jana Duncan; step-grandmother, Nancy Crook, of Lynn Haven, FL; and numerous friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Rev. Terry Rice, Rev. Mark Gerrells, and Chief Josh Ivey. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens with Honors by the Hall County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and Masonic Rites by Clarkesville Masonic Lodge No. 325 F & AM.

A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory Facebook Page,

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123.

Funeral Date
10/13/2021 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel
(706) 778-7123
1370 Industrial Blvd, Baldwin 30535