Robert “Rob” Claude Tanner, II (52) of Virginia Beach, died peacefully in Sentara Norfolk Heart Hospital on April 9, 2018 after giving his loving family and countless friends the chance to bid him final farewells and embraces.
Rob was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert C. Tanner, Emma Tanner, Herbert E. Storer, and Evelyn Storer, all of Stockton, NY; and father James R. Tanner.
He was born in Dunkirk, New York to James R. Tanner and Anna May Storer Tanner. As part of an honorable Navy family, Rob moved to Virginia Beach when his dad was stationed at NAS Oceana. Rob is a graduate of First Colonial High School and Old Dominion University.
Rob lived a full life and was a well-loved gregarious man. He loved God, his family, friends, the great outdoors, all sports and was the NFL Eagles biggest fan. There was never a stranger who crossed his path and he was a well-known favorite server at the Lynnhaven Fish House for many years.
Left to “believe” and continue memories with his spirit in mind are his mother Anna May Tanner; sister Sarah L. Tanner (David Vigil); nephews Preston C. Tanner, Parker B. Tanner-Vigil, and Pryce “Jack” Tanner-Vigil; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends extending from coast to coast.
A memorial service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Spring Branch Community Church (1500 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454) at 11:00 AM. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association are appreciated. To make a donation in Rob’s memory, please click HERE.