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Mervin Allen Tennyson

January 21, 1922November 15, 2020
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Mervin Allen Tennyson passed away on Sunday, November, 16, 2020 at Celeste Care of Fredericksburg, Texas where he had been a resident for three years. He was 98. He was born at Eastland, Texas on January, 21, 1922 to Walter Allen and Maudie B. Tennyson. He married Gladys Ivy Whitmire on December, 21, 1941 at Lamesa, Texas. They had three daughters. He served in the US Navy during WWII on the transport ship USS Buckingham. After the war he returned to a life of farming at Lamesa. At age 33 Mervin surrendered to preach and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Ft. Worth, Texas. After his graduation he pastored churches at Rotan, TX., Eunice, N.M., Espanola, N.M., and Woodrow, Tx. Then he and Gladys spent 10 years as directors of Inlow Baptist Youth Camp in the New Mexico mountains near Albuquerque. In 1983, they retired to San Angelo where they spent their last 30 years. They attended Southland Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by his wife and by his daughter, Judy Ellen Kidwell. He is survived by Brenda Burg and husband Henry of Stonewall, TX., Marsha Dickens and husband Jerry of Huntsville, TX., Dudley Kidwell of Abilene, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Services are 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 21 with a graveside service at Lawnhaven Memorial Cemetery at San Angelo. Arrangement are by Johnson's Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, 808 Reuben St. Fredericksburg, TX., 78624.

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Chrysti Love

November 22, 2020

Raymond and I are members of Midway Baptist Church, Lamesa, Tx. Our church rejoices in Mervin’s success as a faithful servant of God because they were local people called out by God. When they moved to seminary, several members helped load and transfer their household goods in a cotton trailer. God worked many wonders in their lives, always providing their needs. In 2002, Midway celebrated their 95th anniversary. The Tennyson family attended and gave their testimony to the audience. We are all blessed by his love of God, family, and friends.
Chrysti Love, daughter-in-law to Bill and Bobbie Love, Lamesa

Ann Hare

November 19, 2020

Jerry and I enjoyed years of playing cards with Mervin and Gladys as well as trips to local sites. We had times together for great memories. Then we moved into Lyndale and had daily contact with Mervin after Gladys had passed on. He left there about the same time we moved to Arlington and he was missed.
Such a dear friend.
Ann Hare






Betty Drennan

November 18, 2020

Your Mom and Dad were such a dear sweet couple and I enjoyed serving in the same Friendship Sunday school class with them since 1992. They were so faithful to each other and their church.
I have missed them both and now Mervin gets to go home to be with his Savior and Gladys.
Sympathy to the family and a time of rejoicing as well.
Betty Drennan

Delores and Gail Flood

November 18, 2020

What a pleasure to know Mervyn! He was a gentleman through and through. But, we are happy that he is now "home" and with Gladys.

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