Robert Lee Tanner, Sr., age 52, of Sandersville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Effingham County Hospital.

                Mr. Tanner was born in Rome, Georgia on June 22, 1970, son of Carolyn Taylor Tanner and the late James Tanner, I.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Joseph Tanner.  Mr. Tanner worked as a Millwright for the Local 1263.

                Survivors include his wife, Rowena Ann Payne Tanner, to whom he was married on May 11, 1996; three sons, Robert Lee Tanner, Jr., Timothy Isaac Tanner, and Michael Joseph Tanner; his mother, Carolyn Tanner; two brothers, James Tanner, II, and Dewayne Tanner; a sister, Tonya Tanner; nieces and nephews.

                Funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 3pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Mr. James Potter officiating.  Interment will follow in Pleasant Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

                The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday from 1pm until 2:45pm.

                Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday at 2:30pm and include: Active: James Tanner, James Isaac Tanner, Justin Tanner, Robert L. Tanner, Jr., Timothy Tanner, and Steve Welchel.  Honorary: Michael Tanner, Scott Nipper, Ranger Payne, Jaron Tanner, and Peggy Busby.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.