The Rev. Herbert Lee Fansler, 73, a resident of Cleveland, passed away early Saturday morning at the family residence.
Herbert was the son of the late Bonnie Prince Fansler and Lesley Fansler. His maternal grandparents, Samuel and Dora Prince; paternal grandparents, George and Ellen Fansler; brothers, Lesley Odell Fansler, Hershel Lesley Fansler; his special uncle and aunt, Levi and Ollie Weese; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Day, also preceded him in death.
Herbert worked in commercial and residential heating and air most of his life. He worked for Crowes Electric Heat and Air with 19 years of service, and presently, he owned and operated Herb's Heating and Air for 22 years. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, working with bee's and his cabin in Murphy, N.C. Most of all, he enjoyed Church work! The Rev.Fansler pastored Covenant (Memorial) Baptist Church, Hampton Drive Baptist Church, Southview Baptist Church and Little Conasauga Baptist Church. Along with his sons, he received his Doctorate in Theology in 2010 from the Gospel School of the Bible in Mineral Springs, N.C. They became the first father and sons to receive their Doctorate together from this organization from the State of Tennessee. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Tennga, Ga.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Day Fansler of Cleveland; daughter, Tanna Fansler Whaley and her husband, Eddie; sons, the Rev. Tracy Fansler and his wife, Becky, the Rev. Darren Fansler and his wife, Tammy, all of Cleveland; grandchildren, Bethany Fansler, Devin Fansler and his wife, Jen, Ethan Whaley and his wife, Jessi, Ember Gibson and her husband, Blake, Dakota Fansler and his wife, Michaela, and Dalton Fansler, all of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Raylynn Fansler; sister, Geraldine Paseur; brother, Homer George Fansler and his wife, Sandra, of Cleveland; his mother-in-law, Essie Day of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Dubose and her husband, Steve; brother-in-law, Darrell Day and his wife, Patricia, all of Cleveland; special friends, Roy and Wanda Allman of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. from the Liberty Baptist Church in Tennga, Ga., with the Rev. Charles Moore, the Rev. Tracy Fansler and the Rev. Darren Fansler officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Ethan Whaley, Devin Fansler, Dakota Fansler, Dalton Fansler, Blake Gibson and Eddie Whaley serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be, Homer Fansler, Leslie Fansler, Darrell Day, Roy Allman, Matt Hasty and William Peels.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fortwood Street Chattanooga, TN 37403.
On behalf of the Fansler family, they would like to thank everyone who is providing food. They request that all food for the family be taken to Samples Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship hall Wednesday between the hours of 12:30 and 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 9 p.m. on today at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Fansler family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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