Floral 09

Virginia Evelyn Tenpenny

January 17, 1922 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 99)


Virginia Evelyn Tenpenny, 99, of Woodbury passed away at St. Thomas Stones River Hospital on June 1, 2021.  She was a native of Cannon Co.

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Ruth) Tenpenny, Helen Minton and Randy (Cynthia) Tenpenny; grandchildren, Steve Tenpenny, Cindy (Nick) Weaver, Tony (Sherry) Young, Tracy Young, Jason (Terri) Tenpenny, Tessa (Joe) Dumbacher and Ryan (Addy) Tenpenny; great grandchildren, Justin Tenpenny, Jiles (Lindsey) Tenpenny and Jeran Tenpenny, Brooke Weaver, Dillon (Kellye) Weaver, Devin Young, Derrick “Bucky” (Hope) Young, Daniel Young, Peyton Young, James Young, Hope (Terry) Parker, Ace Jaggers, Anna Jaggers, Trent Sherrill, Tatum Tenpenny, Taylor Sherrill, Trey Tenpenny, Lakely and Josie Dumbacher; great great grandchildren, Cooper and Evie Weaver, Holden Tenpenny, Dani and Dallas Young, Daylen, Kaylee, Amelia and Anastin Young. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and her special friend, Lillian Alexander.  

Ms. Tenpenny was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Effie Keele Todd, her husband, Whyte Tenpenny, sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina (C) Davenport, Pauline (Theldar) Campbell, and Margaret (Don) Gribble, sons-in-law, Roy Young and Ray Minton and her grandson, Ricky Young.

Virginia was a much beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. 

She grew up on Hollis Creek and there is where she met her husband, Whyte.  Together they raised 3 children and who along with their extended family enjoyed running on those hills and wading in the creek.  Many horse rides have been enjoyed at their place on Hollis Creek and they loved sharing it with others.

She was a hard worker and she had many gardens while working at Samsonsite for more than 30 years.

Virginia was known as “Mama Gin” to all her family and friends.  She loved her family was always doing something for others.  She was a good Christian woman and has served many around her table all of her life.  She took care sick relatives and was always preparing for those who had lost loved ones.  She was always thinking of others whether it was her family or a neighbor.  She loved her church family at Sunny Slope church of Christ.

What a legacy she has left for all of us.  She has been a true blessing for 99 years.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, June 4, 2021 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Boyd Barker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. 

Pallbearers include, Steve, Jason and Ryan Tenpenny, Joe Dumbacher, Bucky Young, Dillon Weaver, Jiles and Jeran Tenpenny.  Serving as honorary pallbearers, Nick Weaver, Tracy Young, Tony Young, James Young, Justin Tenpenny, Devin Young, Daniel Young, Peyton Young, Ace Jaggers and Terry Parker.

Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Thursday, June 3, 2021.  For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Woodbury Day School, Short Mtn. Bible Camp or Nashville Rescue Mission in her memory.


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June 3, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
June 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2021

Riverside Cemetery

Woodbury, TN 37190

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