Sylvia J. Tanksley, 78, of Pocola, OK passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Fort Smith, AR. Sylvia was born May 19, 1938 in Calhoun, OK to Charles M. & Bertha Ann (Newcomb) Fout. She was retired as a secretary at First National Bank, Ft. Smith. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold; brother, Dolin Fout & wife Opal; sister, Doris Bates & husband Jay.
Survivors include her son, Rick & Donna Tanksley of Arkoma, OK; grandchildren, Chasiti Dominic & husband Jesse of Roland, OK and Rick Jr . & wife Crystal of Hackett, AR; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Sybil Monks of Panama, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 11 am, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Evans Chapel in Pocola.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR. Pallbearers will be Caleb, Jacob, Seth, Gabriel, & Ethan, her great grandsons also Shawn Bullard & Randy Fout.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.