Mr. Tavenner was born December 21, 1930 in Gainesville, Virginia, the son of Lester Leroy and Dorothy Comer Tavenner.
He was retired from a lifetime of farming.
He married Annie Mae Tavenner on June 3, 1953 in Herndon, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Donald L. Tavenner and his wife, Kathleen of Winchester, VA and David W. Tavenner and his wife, Carolyn of Berryville, VA; two daughters, Barbara A. Chapin and her life partner, Brian F. Valentine of Winchester, VA and Susan E. Braithwaite and her husband, Chris of Berryville, VA; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Mr. R. K. Shirley III officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.
Pallbearers will be Chip Creel, Bobby Fox, Richard Tavenner, Jack Franklin, Tommy Carper, Ricky Tavenner and Gary Crim.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 P. M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John H. Enders Fire & Rescue Co., 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, VA 22611.
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