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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Friday February 7th, 2020

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Lonnie Tait

Lonnie Tait, 72, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

Lonnie was born on November 23, 1947 in Albion to Carroll and Paralee (Ridenour) Tait.  He married Annette McLellan Findlay and she survives of Pittsburg.

Lonnie served in the U.S. Navy as an airplane mechanic.  He was a truck driver and enjoyed farming. Lonnie was an active member of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Marion and enjoyed visiting with his friends at K.B. BBQ.

Survivors include:

Wife-Annette Tait

Son-Frank Findlay

Son-Jeffrey Findlay

Son-Robert “Bob” and Heidi Findlay

Daughter-Sonya Tait

Daughter-Cheryl LeSeure

Daughter-Linda Nixon

Son-Jordan Tait

Daughter-Lisa Tait

Daughter-Angelina Tait

Grandchildren-Parker Nixon, Evan Nixon, Brandon Campbell, Jessica Findlay, Lauren Sweeny, Sandi Ownbey and Heather Findlay.

Sister-Carol and Bob Harris

Mother-Paralee Tait

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the funeral service and visitation are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

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Lonnie was a wonderful and kind man and he will be truly missed. My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. May Lonnie rest in peace in heaven. God gained a very special angel.

Heather Sharp Jul 8 2020 1:50 AM

Annette and family, We will miss seeing Lonnie at church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you. Lonnie is with his Jesus. Hallelujah! Lean on the Lord. He is with you always.

Judy Klafta Jul 2 2020 3:32 PM

Sincere condolences to the family, I know Lonnie will be sorely missed.

Tom Sprague Jul 2 2020 11:56 AM

Our condolences to you Annette and your children. We enjoyed many many visits with Lonnie over the last few years.

John and. Judy Grisley Jul 2 2020 11:27 AM

Sorry for your loss Linda, Sonya, Cheryl and family. My condolences to you all.

Lori Waggoner Jul 1 2020 9:48 PM

Sincere condolences to all of you. I fondly remember fun times with Lonnie and Carol when we were growing up. I had forgotten that Lonnie and I had the same birthday until I saw it in the obituary. He was just a few years older. Wish I could be there to honor him; but, know I will be there in spirit.

Barbara (Elliott) Hagler Jul 1 2020 5:33 PM

Linda- Sorry for your loss. My sympathy for you and your family. Prayers to all.

Bree Schmulbach Jun 30 2020 9:45 PM

Linda, I am truly sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Lorie Mick Jun 30 2020 7:41 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Annette and all the family. We will miss Lonnie. We love you and family.

Kathleen Mayer Jun 30 2020 3:58 PM

Our condolences and prayers go out for Lonnie and his family. Lonnie had a big heart, taking it on himself to help others in their time of need. He can now rest in peace and let the hands of Lord take care of him.

Ken McLellan Jun 30 2020 3:48 PM

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