Funeral services for George E. Tennyson, 84, formerly of Lawrence, KS, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Military graveside services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Friday, August 26, 2011 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka, KS.
He was born on December 20, 1926 in Lawrence, KS, the son of James and Lucille Herren Tennyson.
He was a US Navy World War II veteran, where he served in the Pacific theatre.
Mr. Tennyson was employed for fifteen years in maintenance at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, he was an over the road truck driver for over thirty years.
He was a member of the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church and the Alford-Clarke Post #852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Caroline O. Gunn on July 14, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle E. Tennyson, of Lawrence, Lea A. (husband, John) Lyons, of Topeka, KS, a son, Michael L. Tennyson, Sr (wife, Charlotte), of Lawrence, a sister, Margaret Votaw, of Eudora, KS, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Grace Hospice or to the Aldersgate Village and may be sent in care of the mortuary.