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Daffard Tanksley

June 25, 1940 — January 7, 2023

Daffard Tanksley, 82, of Mill Creek, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Daffard was born on June 25, 1940 in Moulton, AL, to Price and Lucy (Chaney) Tanksley.

On May 23, 1959 in North Liberty, IN, he married Carmalee Mullins, who preceded him in death.  Surviving Daffard are his children, Ken (Liz) Tanksley of Mill Creek, Steve (Beth) Tanksley of Falcon, CO, and Todd (Tracy) Tanksley of New Buffalo, MI; 9 grandchildren, Stephanie (Rrahul) Chohan of La Porte, Kylie (Matt) Hintz of La Porte, Christian (Breanna) Tanksley of Falcon, CO, Caleb (Brittany) Tanksley of Falcon, CO, Aaron Tanksley of Falcon, CO, and Ashley, Kelsey, Brenden, and Carlee Tanksley, all of New Buffalo, MI; 3 great-grandchildren, Mason, Emersyn, Elianna; siblings, Alfred Tanksley, Wanda Kinsey, Sarah Leach, Junior Tanksley, and Virginia Hohalek; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Price and Lucy Tanksley; wife, Carmalee Tanksley; and brothers, Waylon Tanksley, Alton Tanksley, and Irvin Tanksley.

Daffard was a truck driver for many years.  He enjoyed auctions, cutting wood, and working in his garden..  Daffard enjoyed traveling to and visiting Colorado.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton Grove Communities, 31869 Chicago Trail, New Carlisle, IN 46552-9640.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

**Please note, there aren't any arrangements for Mr. Daffard Tanksley on Thursday, January 12, 2023.**

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

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La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Service

Friday, January 13, 2023

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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