Jerry Lee Tennison, 75, residing in Elkhart, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, of natural causes.
He loved the outdoors: camping; bonfires; fishing; and hunting. Jerry also liked to go mushroom hunting and growing hot peppers, tomatoes, and green onions. He enjoyed spending time with his best friends, David and Ruth Short and their family, whom we all loved very much and appreciated.
Jerry was a resident of Lydick and Ardmore areas of South Bend, Indiana. He was born in Caruthersville, Missouri, on October 4, 1945, and was the second of seven children born to Claude and Imogene Tennison.
Jerry is survived by his daughter, Dana (Bradley Morse) Tennison-Morse; his granddaughters, Justine Lea Mains and Kaylee Marie Dollinger; his grandsons, Justin Barrett Soyland ‘Grandpa’s Little Helper’, Devin Tyler Morse ‘Grandpa’s Little Buddy’; his great granddaughter, Nevaeh Amari Sebastian ‘Grandpa’s Little Cutie’; his brothers, Richard Tennison, Danny Tennison and Clifford Langley of Hamilton, Alabama; his sisters, Darla Hans and Belinda (Gary) Armentrout; his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Imogene Tennison; his grandson, John Baird Mains, Jr.; his sisters, Claudia Langley and Patricia Tennison; his brothers-in-law, Terry Hans, Sr. and Frank Siegfried.
Funeral services for Jerry Lee Tennison will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021, at the funeral home. Wearing masks is preferred. Burial will be take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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