Eldon Ray Tenney, 72, of Route 9, Buckhannon, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born Jan. 16, 1940, a son of the late Albert and Laura Grace Potts Tenney.
On Dec. 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Eloise Lee Tenney, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Paul S. Tenney and Michelle of Florida; one grandson, Paul Sheldon Tenney II of Florida; three brothers, Elvin and wife, Leverne Tenney, of Marietta, Ohio, Earl Tenney of Buckhannon and Joseph and wife, Judy Tenney, of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Mrs. Harley (Dora) Brown of Buckhannon, Mrs. Douglas (Sue) Wamsley of Ellamore and Mrs. James (Oleta) Watts of Augusta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Lloyd Tenney; and two sisters, Thelma Lucille Tenney and Nelda Ann Lantz.
Mr. Tenney was a member of Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church and a life member of Trout Unlimited.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. M. Jack Bohman and the Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Walk to Defeat A.L.S., in memory of Eldon Tenney. Checks may be sent to: ALS-WPA in care of Carla Kesling, Rt. 2, Box 427, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Online condolences may be extended to the Tenney family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Tenney family has entrusted the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.