Don Joseph “Joe” Tenney

Don Joseph “Joe” Tenney, age 74, of Buckhannon, WV, died Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born December 24, 1949, in Buckhannon, a son of the late William Randolph and Madeline Hornbeck Tenney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Tenney; sister, Juineta Hoosaflook; sister-in-law, Darlene Tenney and brother-in-law, Bob Hoosaflook.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Queen Tenney of Buckhannon; daughter, Kessa Thorpe and husband Tim of Buckhannon; two brothers, Gary Tenney and wife Lynn of Gallipolis, OH and Basil Tenney and wife Robin of Buckhannon and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tenney graduated from United Electronics School in 1970 and was then drafted into the U.S. Army in 1971. From 1982 – 2003 Joe was the owner of Office Sales & Service in Buckhannon. Following that, he worked for Bill Kelley Chevrolet as a salesman and finance manager.

Joe was a quiet family man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and taking long drives thru West Virginia admiring the scenery – which he then sometimes captured in oil paintings. His favorite pastime was bowling with his friends. In honoring Joe’s wishes, he will be cremated.

Friends will be received for a memorial gathering Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 10 AM to 12 PM (noon) at Nay Chapel United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. A memorial service will be held at 12 PM (noon) at the church with Rev. Ralph Miller and Rev. Brad Tenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joe’s memory to the church or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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