Terry R. Tenney, 65, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Terry R. Tenney, 65, of Brett Street, Watertown, entered eternal rest while in the loving arms of his wife on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Upstate Medical Center following a brief illness.

Terry was born June 16, 1956, in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of Robert and Mary (Phelps) Tenney. After attending local schools he became a self-employed roofer before fulfilling his life’s passion for teaching and preaching the Gospel at the Watertown Church of Christ.

He had a knack of bringing joy into the lives of others with his witty sense of humor and capacity to put a positive spin on any situation. Terry’s natural ability to encourage others to accomplish their endeavors will be greatly missed.

He enjoyed traveling, film noir, sports, classic movies, photography, music, and took a keen interest in World War I history.

Terry is survived by his wife of 42 years Sharon (Dobson) Tenney. His children, Aaron Tenney and Megan (Andrew) Palinski. Grandchildren, Augustus and Octavia Palinski, a brother, Robert Tenney and a sister, Robin Tenney.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A graveside burial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, in Brookside Cemetery. A celebration of life with be forthcoming.

Online condolences may be shared at www.clevelandfhinc.com.