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David Edwin Tarner

July 6, 1937 — September 30, 2018

David Edwin Tarner, 81 of Nahunta, passed away Sunday night (September 30, 2018) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, his parents were Ira Lester Tarner and Marie Baker Byers Tarner. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Edna Marie Altman; four brothers, Jake Tarner, Richard Tarner, Frank Tarner, and Cecil Tarner; 3 sisters Mary E. Jenson, Ida M. Beard, and Louise Kline.

Mr. David served many years in the United States Army Special Forces and worked as a Welder for the Mayport Naval Station. He was a member of the Assembly of God, and a true believer. He was also an avid bass fisher, hunter, and loved Harley Davidson’s.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary L. Flowers Tarner, of Nahunta; his daughter, Dawn E. Tarner, of Nahunta; 3 grandchildren, Melissa Altman, of Nahunta, Rose A. Thrift (Kevin), of Nahunta, and Jerry Altman, of Key Largo, FL; 2 great grandchildren, McKenzie Russell and Cody Russell; his brother and sister-in-law, Joe E. Tarner (Jean), of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania; his sister-in-law, Bonnie F. Conner, of Nahunta; his brother-in-law and his wife, Billy Flowers (Donna), of Nahunta; and his faithful companion, Chase. Also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, of Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com.

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