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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA

OBITUARY

Richard Tenney

March 8, 1937August 10, 2019
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Richard Tenney, age 82, of Hamilton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907. A Celebration of Richard's Life will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jimmy Culpepper officiating. A Committal Burial Service will occur Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Oaknoll Cemetery, 2549 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA 30165. Serving as pallbearers are Wayne Tenney, Ricky Mount, Sr., Ricky Mount, Jr., Caleb Beeman, Jay Mathis, Taylor Dowdy, and Gary Lance.

Richard was born March 8, 1937 in Haralson, Georgia to the late Ruby Gill Tenney and George Allen Tenney. He was employed at Georgia Power for over 35 years in Plant Construction. Mr. Tenney was very proud of the fact that he helped build over 10 electrical generating plants. He was active with Georgia Power Ambassadors Columbus Chapter, Citizens of Georgia Power, and he served on the BOD of the Old Mountain Hill School Foundation. Richard loved the Lord, singing hymns and praises, and was a member of Mountain Hill Baptist Church. He passed this love for the Lord along by being a living example to his family and friends.

He loved his grand and great-grandchildren and he wanted them to have the very best and succeed in life. He enjoyed the Atlanta Braves and any sports associated with ball. Richard’s middle name was “GO” and he never met a stranger. He will always be remembered for seeing the good in people and being a kind and patient encourager.

Richard was preceded in death by; father George Allen Tenney and mother Ruby Gill Tenney, 9 brothers and 1 sister. Richard is survived by his loving lifetime wife, Gennette Fay Powell Tenney of 59 years; son Wayne Tenney; daughter-in-law Lisa Tenney; daughter Sallyann Mount; and son-in-law Ricky Mount, Sr.; one sister, Peggy Tenney Ison; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; many other family members and many, many friends.

A special thank you to Richard’s awesome caregivers: Caleb and Brandy Beeman, Linda Robinson, Sarah Culpepper, Carley Barron, Patricia Cooper, Karen Anderson, and Reverend Allison Owen. Flowers accepted or contributions in Richard's memory may be made to Columbus Hospice, www.columbushospice.com; and Mountain Hill Baptist Church Building Fund., 9630 GA HWY 219, Hamilton, GA 31811.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Tenney family.

  • FAMILY

  • George Allen Tenney, Father (deceased)
  • Ruby Gill Tenney, Mother (deceased)
  • Gennette Fay Powell Tenney, Wife of 59 Years
  • Wayne Tenney, Son
  • Lisa Tenney, Daughter-in-law
  • Sallyann Mount, Daughter
  • Ricky Mount, Sr., Son-in-law
  • Peggy Tenney Ison, Sister
  • Mr. Tenney also leaves behind six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, other family members and many friends to cherish his memory.

    He was also preceded in death by nine brothers and one sister.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Wayne Tenney
  • Ricky Mount, Sr.
  • Ricky Mount, Jr.
  • Caleb Beeman
  • Jay Mathis
  • Taylor Dowdy
  • Gary Lance
  • Georgia Power Ambassadors Columbus Chapter, Honorary Bearers
  • DONATIONS

  • Columbus Hospice
  • Mountain Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

Services

  • Visitation for Family and Friends Friday, August 16, 2019
  • A Celebration of Richard's Life Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Committal Burial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

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Jacki Lowe

August 16, 2019

My thoughts and prayers for the entire family who has suffered the loss of their role model and rock. Richard was one who loved God, his family, his friends and living life. He loved learning new things and traveling. He and Miss Genette always had a sweet smile for us all. We will miss you Richard. Love you all. JLowe

Joseph & Sheilda Hayes

August 15, 2019

Sally, Joe and I were sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.

Prayers are with you and your family.

Jackie Powell

August 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Gennette and the rest of the family. Uncle Richard was one of a kind and will be missed greatly.
With Love,
Jackie & Haywood Jr

Alice South

August 13, 2019

Richard was a good man he loved his family dearly and also his Georgia Power Family. I know he is up there talking to old buddy Ed Parrott. I for one will miss talking with him, Love to all of the Tenny Family. Love Alice South

Tricia and Joe Dimon

August 13, 2019

We will miss seeing Mr Tenney riding up and down Quail Hollow in his golf cart. We’re thinking of you all.

Ricky Blaylock

August 13, 2019

I always enjoyed being around Mr. Tenney. He really had so much fun with life and his family. He was like a second father to me. I will always be grateful for him and Mrs. Tenney for the friendship that they had with my mom.

Terri Wynn

August 13, 2019

I have such great memories of Mr. Tenney. Coosa foot ball games where he would run to beat the crowd and Sally Ann ,Wayne and I had to run to keep up. Going to West Rome Christian Church, I was their tag along every Sunday. He had a great laugh and always had more energy than us kids. A fun person to be around. I know he is in Heaven and living again. Love Terri Camp Wynn

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