Visitation will be held between the hours of 2-8 p.m. Wednesday April 3 at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Thursday's funeral services will be conducted by Bro. Jonathan Richerson & Bro. Jeremy Vanatta. A private graveside service will be held Friday at the Brush Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Asia Vanatta; brother Ryan (Teresa) Vanatta; niece Melanie Vanatta (Bruce) Currin; nephews Brad (Kim) Vanatta and Wayne (Shawnn) Ferrell; son Troy Bond; special friends Cindy Greer Reavis & Evan Reavis; beloved pet Sugar as well as numerous family, friends and students.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth Patterson Vanatta; uncle Roy Young Tarpley.
Active pallbearers include: Terry Stephens, Mike Guinn, Bobby Patterson, Jim "Buckwheat" Major, Scott Benson, Randall Hutto, Campbell Brandon and Jerry Paul Vanatta. Honorary: Hester Gibbs, Jerry Triplett, Bob Lowe, Mark Thorne, Mike Alexander, William Farmer and Tim Stephens.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions may be made in Mr. Vanatta's memory to West Haven Baptist Church, 5860 Lebanon Road, Lebanon, 37087.
Arrangements are in the care of Partlow Funeral Chapel, www.partlowchapel.com.