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Milton "Gordon" Tanksley

May 22, 1930 — January 14, 2024

Madison

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Milton “Gordon” Tanksley, 93, of Madison, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Born May 22, 1930, in Nashville, he was the son of the late Gordon B. Tanksley and Novella Hooberry Tanksley.

Gordon attended Cumberland High School. He also served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a member of Jackson Park Church of Christ. Gordon, along with this father and brother, owned and operated Tanksley Transfer Company. His family will remember him as being a man who loved the water, whether he was fishing at this camp on Center Hill Lake or swimming in his pool out back.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives Jean Matthews Tanksley & Peggy Pride Tanksley; brother Roy Tanksley.

He is survived by his sister Jane Tanksley Christiansen and her husband Maurice Roland Christiansen; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, from 10 am until 12 pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville.  A Celebration of his life will take place at 12 pm noon.  Burial with military graveside rites will follow in the Historic Spring Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Burial

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Military Graveside Rites Performed By United States Army

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