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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mr. Bobby Henry Tanks, 55, entered into rest April 21, 2013. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park ,Edgefield, SC with the Rev. Vernon Zinnerman officiating.
Mr. Tanks, a native of Edgefield County was a 1976 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School and a 1980 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of Charleston, SC, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1980-1982. He was a member of Science Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sisters, Sylvia T. (Carrol) Riles, Hinesville, GA; Mattie M. (Melvin) Springs, Trenton, SC; Gloria T. (Roosevelt) Stafford, North Augusta, SC; and Nancy T. (Reginald) Rudolph, Columbia, SC; seven brothers, Bartie Tanks, Jr., Johnny W. (Viola) Tanks, Sr., Trenton, SC; Allen Tanks, Wimauma, FL; Luther (Doris) Tanks, Charlotte, NC; Carl A. Tanks, Atlanta, GA; Gregory W. (Mary) Tanks, Aiken, SC and Willie (Fredricka) Bright, Trenton, SC; uncle, Henry Curry, Sr., aunts, Mary Oliphant, Carrie Butler, Hattie Simpkins, Alice Dobey and Martha Curry; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may call the residence of his sister, Gloria T. (Roosevelt) Stafford, 524 Siskin Circle, North Augusta, SC.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, SC (803) 279-0026