Tanner L. Ferris, 19, died on May 13, 2010 in a three car accident on Texas 21 near Bastrop, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 20 at First Baptist Church in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor.

Born May 9, 1991 in Nederland, Tanner lived in Vidor his entire life except a five year period from ‘99-‘04 in Moss Bluff, La. and was a 2009 honor graduate of Vidor High School. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets and finance major at Texas A&M University Class of 2013, and was to be company clerk in the forthcoming year. He played saxophone in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Tanner had contracted to the U. S. Army and would be a commissioned officer upon graduation of Texas A&M. Tanner was a playful honor student that often made fellow classmates’ study of tough subjects easier. He was a natural at mathematics and loved to study history. Tanner knew all about various types of weaponry and was a dedicated video game player. In 2009 Tanner received a Congressional Nomination to attend the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, however, choosing instead to remain in Texas and attend A&M as part of B-Company in The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

Survivors include his parents: George F. Ferris Jr. and Sarah M. Ferris; brother, Marshall F. Ferris; and grandfather Lloyd Ray Cargill; uncles and aunts, Dennis and Kathy Davis, Lloyd and Karen Cargill, Dennis and Pam Cargill and Gene and Cheryl Bell, Aunt Sandra Ferris Ezzell of Panama City Beach, Fla., Paul Hickenbottom of LaPorte, Charles and Ginger Keenan of Lake Charles, La.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Lea Ila Cargill of Vidor, and George F. Ferris and Frances L. Ferris of Port Arthur and his Aunt Marilyn K Hickenbottom of LaPorte.

Pallbearers will be members of Tanners B-Co outfit from Texas A&M: Kyle Prince, JP Barton, Jeff Perkins, Rudy Rodriguez, Mark Poehl, Kevin Greenwald, Frank Marquette, and Jena Bailey. Honorary pallbearers: Alyson Stetina, Erin Penney, Garrett Erskin, and Eric Espinoza, and Christian Bellini.

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