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Chad Christopher Tanner-Evans, 17, of Richmond,Missouri, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his home. Chad was born July 2, 1996 in Marshall, to Tanya “Nichole” Tanner-Hood and Christopher Eugen Evans. Chad was a lifelong resident of Missouri, but also spent time in California with family. Chad enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a diehard Kansas Jayhawk and Kansas City Chiefs fan. Chad was greatly involved in sports. He played baseball and basketball in Hardin and he adored everyone on his team. Chad was very proud of his accomplishments when it came to sports. Chad was also a great student, he was on the Hardin-Central principals honor roll numerous times. He also enjoyed working on cars with his uncle and loved playing games on his Play Station 3.
Chad was called home with his mother Tanya “Nichole” Tanner-Hood, 39.
Chad was preceded in death by his father Christopher Eugene Evans, his uncle Chad Evans, his maternal great grandparents Lawrence and Eunice Tanner, great uncles Lawrence G. Tanner, Jr., Roger W. Tanner, Sr. and cousin Albert V. Tanner, Jr.
Chad is survived by his maternal grandparents Ronald E. Tanner, Sr. and Rebecca A. Tanner, paternal grandparents Dow Evans and Darlene Cravens, 8 uncles Curtis Evans of Norborne, Ronald E. Tanner, Jr. of California, Jody Tanner of California, Scott Tanner of California, Nathan Applequist of Arkansas, Eric Applequist of Excelsior Springs, Randy Tanner and Joshua Tanner of Lexington. Also six aunts Cynthia Tanner of California, Kristina Tanner of California, Winnie Rodriquz of Calif., Ronni St. John of Calif., Kelly Applequist of Raytown, and Amber Tanner of Richmond. Chad was also survived by several great aunts and uncles and even more cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Chad’s maternal grandfather Ronald E. Tanner, Sr. to defray funeral expenses. Visitation will be Saturday, May 10, at First Baptist Church, 202 Parkway St., Hardin, from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a Memorial service at 3 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.kccremation.com.