Rick Tanner Memorial Fund
Rick Tanner was Service Rifle Director for the Texas State Rifle Association from 2013-2016. He was an avid shooter and advocate for marksmanship training. Rick was also an advocate for juniors getting involved in the shooting sports.
Rick was born February 3, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Glen Tanner and Linda Marie Giggey Tanner. He was raised in California and Utah. Rick was a veteran of the United States Army and was in the Army National Guard for over thirty-five years. In September 2005, he moved to Wills Point. On November 5, 2005, he married Karen MacWilliams in Dallas. Rick enjoyed shooting high powered rifles in his spare time. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rick was of the Mormon faith.
Rick served 5 years as the Officers in Charge (OIC) for the All Guard Rifle Team. Rick also served as the State Marksmanship Coordinator for Texas National Guard and as a firing member and Coach/Captain for 6 Texas National Guard Championship Teams at Wilson Combat Matches.
Some of Rick’s major accomplishments include:
- Distinguished Rifle and Pistol
- Presidents’ 100 at the National Matches
- National Guard Chief’s 50
- National Guard Wilson Combat Match Governor’s 20 (4 Times for Rifle, Pistol, Light Machine Gun, and Sniper Rifle)
Due to his lifelong advocacy for juniors getting involved in the shooting sports, the Texas State Rifle Association has created the Rick Tanner Memorial Fund for those who wish to donate in honor of Rick. All donations will be earmarked for the TSRA Junior Support Program.