Funeral services for Lynn Tankersley are scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2008 at 3:30 PM in the chapel of Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler with Bro. Sam DeVille officiating. Burial will follow at Cathedral in the Pines cemetery in Tyler
Lynn passed away on October 10, 2008 in a Tyler hospital after a short illness.
Lynn was born on January 7, 1955 in Rochester, Minnesota to Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Caplinger. She was a 1973 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, attended Tyler Junior College and the Institute of Brown Court Reporting. She was currently employed at the Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office in Tyler, where she was loved by so many. Lynn was a member of Flint Baptist Church.
She is survived by her adoring husband of one month, David Guy “Tank” Tankersley of Tyler, who brought such joy to her life these past three years. She is also survived by her children, Shane Gregory of Houston, Casey Gregory and wife Bobbi of Plano, and Lauren Marchessault and husband Michael of Tyler; step-children, Tina Starkey and husband Scott of Bullard, and Barbie Walsh and husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her father, Dr. Robert A. Caplinger; step-mother, Jean Beacham Caplinger; sisters, Cheryl Parrish and husband Elvin of Tyler and Janet Huff of Athens, Alabama; brother, Scott Caplinger and wife Carolyn of Tyler; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly. Lynn was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Caplinger.
Pallbearers will be Donald Tankersley, Kenny Parrish, Gary Dooley, Ricky Keller, Michael Marchessault, and Robert Johnson.
Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
Memorials in honor of Lynn Tankersley may be made to Flint Baptist Church, P.O. Box 182, Flint, Texas 75762.