Opal Tanner, 98, of Malakoff was called to her eternal resting place on October 11, 2021. She entered this world on July 17, 1923 in Hosston, LA, born to Jesse Hill Sr. and Ophelia Hill.
Opal graduated from Kilgore College and North Texas State University, Denton, TX. She received her post graduate education from University of Texas at Austin, Abilene Christian University, and University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX. She was a middle school and high school teacher for 35 years. She taught in Calallen, TX, LaGrange, TX, Bardwell, TX, Malakoff, TX, Beeville, TX, and Big Spring, Tx.
She is preceded in death by her parents Jesse Hill Sr., Ophelia Hill, husband C.W. (Snooks) Tanner, sister Amber H. Barber, brother J.T. Hill Jr., great grandchild Sebastian Karacic-Garrett.
She is survived by her son Tommy Tanner and wife Linda of Malakoff; daughter Mary Garrett and husband Don of Malakoff; daughter Judy Bullard and husband Graham of Ft. Worth; grandchildren Jenny and Shawn Hood, John Tanner, Joel Tanner, Richard and Deniza Garrett, Robert and Lexi Garrett, great-grandchildren Ellie Hood, Lukas Karacic-Garrett, sister-in-law Martha Ramsey Hill; brother-in-law William (Bill) Green; sister-in-law Wanda Tanner; sister-in-law Loretta Petty.
Visitation for Mrs. Tanner will be Saturday October 16, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Malakoff, TX. Service will be at 2:00 PM with Bro. Casey Perry officiating.
Serving as pallbearers are Richard Garrett, John Tanner, Joel Tanner, Robert Garrett, Shawn Hood, Jeff Reed.
Interment will follow in the Malakoff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations be sent to: Cal Farley's boys ranch, St. Jude's Hospital, or Faith in Action.