Everett Tennyson

BOURBONNAIS—Everett Ray Tennyson, 80, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Ottawa and Braidwood, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at Ascension Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.
Born Aug. 13, 1941 in McLeansboro, IL, he was a son of Everett and Alberta (Mitchell) Tennyson. Ray graduated from McLeansboro High School with the class of 1959. He went on to attend SIU Carbondale for three years. Ray honorably served in the United States Navy Reserves. He worked as a unit operator for Libby Owens Ford Glass Company until his retirement. On Feb. 14, 1990 he married Jacquelyn B. Meyr and together they cherished 28 years until her passing on March 27, 2018. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching birds and gardening. Most importantly Ray cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include three children: Brenda (Chet Lynch) Harper, of Ohio; Pamela Tennyson, of Ohio and Cindy Tennyson, of LaSalle, IL; four step-children: Shari (Jerry) Sparks, of Brentwood, TN; Larry (Julie) Meyr, of Lowell, IN; Christina (John) Nelson, of Libertyville, IL and Jack (Jamie) Meyr, of Essex, IL; five grandchildren: Joshua (Liz) Harper, Chelsia (Dan) Ross, Tessa Harper, Jade Braddy and Sylvia (Christian) Gainey; 10 step-grandchildren: Sara Meyr, Mitch (Emily) Nelson, Linzie Meyr, Nicholas Meyr, Jack (Emily) Nelson, Maggie Meyr, Mazie Meyr, Ben Nelson, Samantha Sparks and Jack Sparks; several great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Barbish, of McLeansboro, IL; niece, Sonja Shelton and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Alberta; wife, Jacquelyn and one sister, Shirley.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd., in Wilmington. Graveside services along with full Military Honors will immediately follow at 10 a.m. in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Preferred memorials in Ray’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing.
Friends and family are encourage to share photos, sign the online guestbook and share Ray’s memorial page via social media.
Funeral arrangements and graveside services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home. www.BaskervilleFuneral.com