Odas Lee Tanner


Died aged c. 87

Odas Lee Tanner was born in 1911, arrived in Deerfield Beach in 1921, and graduated from Delray Beach High School. During World War II, he was a Seabee. After the war, he started Tanner Construction Company, working on the Deerfield Beach City Hall, the Women’s Club, the multi-million dollar home of Parker Pen executive Kenneth Parker, and condominiums in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Palm-Aire. He served on the city commission from 1954 to 1955, with one term as Vice Mayor. During that time he helped revise the City Charter from a council form of government to a commission. He also led in the purchase and preservation of beachfront property and parks. A key project was the installation of a rubble/rock beach nourishment system to prevent yearly beach erosion. In 1998, the year Tanner died, the city commission changed the name of S.E. 5th Avenue to Odas Tanner Way.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Odas Lee Tanner

Odas Lee Tanner [full inscription unknown]

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, 200 N.E. 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL, United States where they was