TANKSLEY, SR. Roy L. Of Madison, TN, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the age of 78.

Mr. Tanksley was the co-owner and President of Tanksley Transfer Co. for forty-two years. A member of Rivergate Church of Christ, he is survived by his loving wife of almost fifty-five years, Dixie Rice Tanksley; daughter, Margaret Rose Tanksley-Bond; sons, Roy L., Jr. and Andrew C. Tanksley; sister, Jane (Chris) Christiansen; brother, Gordon M. (Peggy) Tanksley and the entire Rice family who loved him as their own. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral services Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12 Noon with Dr. Sellers Crain officiating. Pallbearers: Jere Glaus, Baxter Rollins, Robert Napier, William H. Rice,Johnny Christiansen, Chris Ellis, John Christiansen, Reece Christiansen. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, (615) 865-1101.

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