July 18, 1932 - August 13, 2021
MOCKSVILLE - Rev. Robert Maurice Tenery, 89, of Pleasant Acre Drive, died Friday, August 13, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born on July 18, 1932, in Milford, Texas to the late Rev. L.M. and Jewell Gardner Tenery. Rev. Tenery retired as a Baptist minister after 60 years. He pastored six different churches in North Carolina and Texas. He graduated from Pfeiffer College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Rev. Tenery was a member of the Governor’s Commission for Infant Mortality and participated in the George H. W. Bush Commission for training leaders in faith-based initiatives. He was President of the NC State Pastors’ Conference and Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. He also served 16 years on the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board. Rev. Tenery was Chairman of the Board of Directors for Operation Transformation and had authored two books concerning Operation Transformation. He was recognized as one of the Who’s Who of Religious Leaders of America. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Darren Martin; a sister, Glenda Faye Gamble; and a brother, James Tenery. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Willo’deane Foster Tenery of the home; four children, Sam Tenery (Debbie) of Mocksville, David Tenery (Stephanie) of Nebo, Kathy Martin (Gary) of Mocksville and Walt Tenery (Joanne) of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren, Carrie Ratledge (Brad), Josh Tenery, Dustin Martin (Rebekah) and Kelli Ellison (Jeremy); seven great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Dr. Steve Sells, Rev. Scott Faw, Dr. Dale Robertson and Dr. Paige Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Operation Transformation, P.O. Box 1102, Salisbury, NC 28145.
MOCKSVILLE - Rev. Robert Maurice Tenery, 89, of Pleasant Acre Drive, died Friday, August 13, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born on July 18, 1932, in Milford, Texas to the late Rev. L.M. and Jewell Gardner Tenery. Rev.... View Obituary & Service Information
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