BUCKHANNON — Basil H. “Chick” Tenney, 89, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at his home. He was born October 8, 1923 in Hemlock, a son of the late Conard and Florence Scott Tenney. On May 3, 1944 he married Opal Moats who preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2002.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, Roger Tenney; one granddaughter, Meghan Hope Tenney; one great-granddaughter, Allison Hope Stump; one son-in-law, Mike Stump; three brothers, Willis, Denley and Don Tenney and four sisters Willa Leigh, Mazie Currence, Irene O’lenick and Creta Fern Tenney.
He is survived by four sons, Clyde Tenney and wife Mary, Carroll Tenney and wife Rosalie, Terry Tenney and wife Judy and Shawn Tenney and wife Tammy all of Buckhannon; four daughters, Jean Gifford and husband Jim of Buckhannon, Loretta Stump of Indiana, Pa., Norma Cook of Amissville, Va. and Wanda Matthews and husband Kenny of Buckhannon; 19 grandchildren; 16great grandchildren; one brother Dayton Tenney and wife Barb of Buckhannon; two sisters, Zelma Currence and husband Carrol of Valley Bend, and Kathleen Tenney of Beverly; several nieces and nephews and two special sisters–in-law, Jocie Tenney of Lorentz, and Carolyn Tenney of Buckhannon.
Mr. Tenney was a timber cutter. Friends will be received Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Holly J. Hoover and Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery at Hemlock. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Church Cemetery c/o Mary Tenney 67 High School Ave Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.