Fansler, Herbert Lee (Cleveland)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Herbert Fansler
Herbert Fansler

Reverend 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, his paternal grandparents, George and Ellen Fansler, his 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! Reverend 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, his daughter, Tanna Fansler Whaley and her husband Eddie, his sons, Reverend Tracy Fansler and his wife Becky, Reverend Darren Fansler and his wife Tammy all of Cleveland, his 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, his great grandchildren, Savannah and Raylynn Fansler, his sister, Geraldine Paseur, his brother, Homer George Fansler and his wife Sandra of Cleveland, his mother in law, Essie Day of Cleveland, his sister-in-law, Mary Lee Dubose and her husband Steve, his brother-in-law, Darrell Day and his wife Patricia all of Cleveland, his special friends, Roy and Wanda Allman of Cleveland and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church in Tennga, Ga., with Reverend Charles Moore, Reverend Tracy Fansler and Reverend 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 request 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 on Wednesday, Jan. 24, between the hours of 12:30-2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.

You may share your condolences and your memories with the Fansler family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com. 


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