Michael Ray Tanner

Michael Ray Tanner, 62, of Dayton, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Baytown, Texas. Michael was born November 4, 1957 in Lawton, Oklahoma to parents Milton Tanner and Nelda Bartzen Howard. He is preceded in death by his father and his sister, Belinda Theriot.

Mr. Tanner was a hard-working family man who loved motorcycles and traveling. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Dina M. Tanner; sons, Mark A. Tanner and wife Rhandie, Howard D. Tanner and wife Misty, and Marshall D. Tanner; daughter, Lena J. Tanner-Linkinhoker and husband Louis; his mother, Nelda Howard; brother, David E. Tanner and wife Angela; grandchildren, Taylor, Mason, Hannah, Jeremy, Brandon, Miranda, Madisen, Marshall Jr., and Stormie along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Cremation services for Mr. Tanner are under the trusted care of Allison Funeral Service.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. Rest In Peace Michael ray, prayers your transition was easy. I’ll be praying for your family so God can give them peace and comfort!! David and Angela give me a call if y’all need anything please. 🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙

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