William (Bill) Tennison – Benton, IL

William (Bill) Tennison, 96, of Benton passed away Wednesday evening August 28, 2019 in Benton.

Mr. Tennison was born in Rend City, IL on November 21, 1922, the son of Grover Cleveland & Jennie Blanche (Hutson) Tennison.
He married Shirley (Seibert) Sneed on June 1, 1957.

Mr. Tennison was a Veteran serving in the US Army from March 30, 1944 to May 11, 1946. He was a retired Coal Miner, working at Old Ben 21. Mr. Tennison was a member of North Benton Baptist Church.
Mr. Tennison is survived by his children, David S. Sneed, and wife Connie, of Benton, Dennis W. Sneed, and wife Candice, of Christopher, IL, Lindell A. Sneed, and wife Pam, of Wadsworth, IL, Christy L. Landford, and husband Stephen, of St. Louis, MO and William Joel Tennison, of Benton; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Dorothy Umbrianna, of Salem, IL.

Mr. Tennison was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Winnifred Marie; two sons, William Tim Tennison and John Tyler Tennison; one brother, Clarence; three sisters, Gladys, Lorene and Jennie Leah, and by one Sister-in-law, Doris Choisser.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 31st at the North Benton Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary West and the Rev. Larry G. Waltney officiating. Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts & the National Guard Honor Squad will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 12:00 noon on Saturday at the North Benton Baptist Church.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the North Benton Baptist Church.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

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