Wayne Tannahill

08/04/1952 — 01/07/2022

From Richland, WA | Born in Soap Lake, WA

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Wayne Tannahill

Wayne “Chip” Davis Tannahill, 69, of Richland passed away at Kadlec Regional Medical Center on January 7th 2022. He was born in Soap Lake, WA, grew up in Clarkston, WA and moved to the Tri-City area in his late teens. He has spent the vast majority of his life in Richland. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Sr and Martha Tannahill, wife Shirley Tannahill, one brother Billy Tannahill and one sister Donna McAdams. He is survived by four brother David McAdams, Ed Tannahill, Hale Tannahill and Justin Tannahill; two sisters Carla Rea and Della Bruce; one child Chris Tannahill; one granddaughter Sidney and several nieces and nephews.

Chip was a retired electrician that enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sporting events and a great deal of travel. He had a very kind heart and would help anyone that needed it.

Chip wished to not have any kind of memorial or service. He asked that his ashes be place in three locations that were his three favorite places on earth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you post a memory that you may have of Chip in the guest book.

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  • I have fond memories of working with Chip in our Hanford tank farms days.
    He loved Shirley deeply and loosing her was a painful loss.
    I would visit him from time after his retirement and I would always leave with his homemade jerky or sausage.
    He was also very good at the 5cent slot machines. A good hearted man indeed.

    Randy Mudd
    January 18, 2022
    Pasco WA
  • Chip was a neighbor and friend for 15 years. He was always cooking and sharing the fruits of his labor with everyone. Dave and I especially liked his meatloaf. He loved feeding “his squirrels”. Would have bushels of different nuts for them. My grandson age 5 loves to go say hi to Chip. Chip encouraged him to ride his bike in his big driveway. Chip hated his hearing aids so we would have to text him when we were dropping in. He laughed at that. His wife Shirley was the love of his life and I am so happy they are together again. He was especially proud of his son Chris and loved him so much. Chip shared fresh caught fish with everyone. There is so much more. He was so kind and giving. He will be missed.

    Debbie and Dave Kietzman
    January 15, 2022
    Richland
  • Our deepest sympathies to you and youfamily.

    Jeanie Ritchie-Blaski
    January 13, 2022
    Richland
  • Chris, I am sorry for your loss. We had some good times when we worked together at the site. He would bring in smoked salmon.

    Alan Aunspaugh
    January 13, 2022
    Richland, Wash
  • Chris so sorry to here about Chip .Man could he catch some big channel cats in the 70s.

    Larry LIngor
    January 12, 2022
    West Richland
  • Chris and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

    May God Bless you and your family.

    Cathy and Rick Poynor
    January 11, 2022
    Richland, WA