James Tenny Sr.

Obituary of James Edward Tenny Sr.

 

James Edward Tenny Sr., age 72, of Cameron Mills, NY entered into eternal peace Monday, August 23, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 

Jim was born on July 12, 1949 in Phoenix, AZ to Clinton and Alice (Wood) Tenny.  He married Vickie Allen on January 3, 1970 in Urbana, NY.  He served his country in the United States Navy.

 

He owned and operated Quality Construction Company in Cameron Mills since 1975. Prior to owning his business, he worked as a farmer and maintenance man. Jim enjoyed gardening, bird watching and landscaping. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and doing woodworking, especially building bird houses and bird feeders. He was a family-oriented man, and he and his wife were foster parents to over 60 children for approximately 25 years. He was a member of Thurston Christian Church. Jim was well known for his humorous sarcasm toward family and friends.

 

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; children: Lisa (Terry) Kizer of Monterey, James (Cheryl Allison) Tenny Jr. of Bath, Chad (Danielle) Tenny of Cameron Mills, Jason (Kristy) Tenny of Erwin, Nickitta Tenny of Hammondsport, Mary (Mykal) Tenny of Cameron Mills, and Kiersten Tenny of Tampa, FL; sister, Edna (Russell) Colony of Elmira; brother, Darrell (Dorothy) Tenny of Brunswick, OH; grandchildren: Terry, Brittany (Tyler), Brett, Brandon, James III, Dylan, Zac, Taylor, Alyssa, and Alexis; great grandchildren: Cody, Terry, and Hailey; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Alice (Wood) Tenny; siblings: Arnold Tenny, Clinton D. Tenny, and Janice (Harry) Hamilton; and grandson, Eric Tenny.

 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 27th from 1 - 3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. David Peck officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

Jim’s family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

 

Friday
27
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, August 27, 2021
Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
216 E. First Street
Corning, New York, United States
Friday
27
August

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Friday, August 27, 2021
Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
216 E. First Street
Corning, New York, United States
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