Malcom Tenry (1-31-16) service 2-4-16

Malcom Knox Tenry was born in Chester County, Tennessee on July 2, 1926, the son of the late John Robert Gilbert and Florence Agnes Bishop Tenry.
On Feb. 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jo McKelvey, who survives.
Mr. Tenry served his country in the United States Navy.  He worked as a farmer and a school teacher for more than 20 years.  Mr. Tenry was also a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Carthage United Methodist Church, Rural Letter Carrier Association, VFW and  Tennessee Teachers Association.  Mr. Tenry loved horses and trail riding and he enjoyed hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tenry departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 31, in Savannah, at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 29 days.
In addition to his wife, Jo of 67 years, he is survived by his children, Steve Tenry of Belton, South Carolina, Pam Belcher of Nashville and Lynn Tenry of Savannah; 12 grandchildren, Thaddeus Tenry, Matthew Tenry, Adam Tenry, Rachel Whitmire, Buffy Davonport, Hilary Eversoll, Jonathan Castellaw, Daniel Belcher, Edward Belcher, Zachary Tenry, Ryan Tenry and Cody Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Smith of Henderson, Tennessee; and one brother, Reabon Tenry of Union City, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Welton, Harold, Wilson, Ray and Neal Tenry; and two sisters, Ulene Cash and Ivene Bishop.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Phil Bridges and Thad Calton officiating. Burial followed in  Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville.

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