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Charles J Tennell, Jr.

Charles J Tennell, Jr.

Charles J. Tennell, Jr. passed away on July 31, 2012, and is from Shelbyville, Indiana. 
 
Charles served in the US Army in France. In 1998 he retired to Florida. He was a member of Star Lodge No. 78 in Largo. And was a member of the American Legion where he served as Sergeant of Arms and on the Honor Guard, the Pinellas Veterans Liaison Council, and the American Legion Riders.  In 2010 he was awarded Legionnaire of the Year.   
 
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Linda; son, Michael (Rhonda); daughter, Traci (Robert); son, Leonard (Stacey); daughter, Michele (Michael); and grandchildren: Troy, Brook, Mallory, Moose, Leonard, Emily and Alex.
 
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10:00 AM on Aug 16, 2012 at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, www.thehospice.org .
 
Veterans Funeral Care
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Guestbook Entries

Date: Aug 16, 2012
Name: Luis and Lois Puente
Entry: We are so sorry to hear of your loss Linda. Please know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Friends forever, The Puente Family

Date: Aug 16, 2012
Name: Luis and Lois Puente
Entry: We are so sorry to hear of your loss Linda. Please know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Friends forever, The Puente Family

Date: Aug 16, 2012
Name: stanley lane
Entry: classmate @ southwestern high school shelby county in indiana.

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: John & Fran Harrison
Entry: Charles & Linda were our first and best friends at Post # 273 after we joined. We were so sad to hear of his passing and we know how linda is suffering at her loss. Our prayers are with her and their family in this time of need!

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: Paul and Paula Grant
Entry: I'll always remember Charles reply everytime I greeted him and asked how he was doing, "Wonderful, just wonderful". Always with a smile and a chuckle. He was a wonderful friend and I wish we had spent more time with him and Linda. He was a true patriot and a loyal Veteran supporter. We'll be missing you for now but with God's grace we'll see each other again.

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: Randall McNabb
Entry: As one of the first people I got to meet at the American Legion Post 273, Charles lived and showed just what a Veteran should and could do with in the Legion. I learned, laughed and rode with a true Patriot and Gentleman. Till we ride again (Me on a Harley & You on a Honda) you will be with me in mind, heart and spirit.

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: cesar silva
Entry: Dear Linda and family I'm sorry to hear about Charles, My prayers are with you and your family.

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: Bob Cannon
Entry: Charles is the one who got me on the Honor Guard with 273, knowing that I was a member of 125. Semper Fi. Bob

Date: Aug 15, 2012
Name: Edie and Al Porter
Entry: Linda we will always remember our visits and talks with you and Charles at Post #273 we both considered you and Charles good friends. Thanks for the memories. He will be missed.

Date: Aug 14, 2012
Name: Linda Mondry
Entry: Dear Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about Charles. He was such as great man, and so kind hearted. My prayers are with you as well as big *hugs*.

Date: Aug 13, 2012
Name: Len Hunter
Entry: Charles, you were a great man. The love and respect you had for others, especially my mother, I will never forget. Thank you for entering our lives. You will never be forgotten.

Date: Aug 12, 2012
Name: Michael Clark
Entry: Charles, you were a good man and a friend. Until we met on the other side and know that if Linda needs me and I can help all she has to do is call......

Date: Aug 10, 2012
Name: Old Friend
Entry: Untill it's my time to change my address to someplace bigger & better and see you again, every time I buy a battery, You'll be in my thoughts.

Date: Aug 10, 2012
Name: Sandra Heideman
Entry: Dear Linda, You are in my heart and on my mind--I am so sorry to hear that he is gone. We always enjoyed our times at the Legion with you both. May your precious memories of Charles sustain you and bring you comfort. Sandra

Date: Aug 10, 2012
Name: Derrick and Ellen Hastings
Entry: We will miss you Charles and are glad to be your friend.

Date: Aug 10, 2012
Name: Lou Theberge
Entry: In the brief time I knew you I can say you were a true gentleman. You will be missed my friend.

Date: Aug 10, 2012
Name: Bob and Candy Ashe
Entry: Charles was a very good friend and I will miss him. For God and Country.

Date: Aug 9, 2012
Name: Steven Grossman
Entry: My sympathy for Linda and family. Charles was a great guy and will never forget him.

Date: Aug 9, 2012
Name: Dan and Joyce Frazeur
Entry: Charles, We only met one time, but we will remember what an impression you left behind... Thank you for the years of service... 2Timothy 4:7"I have fought a good fight , I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful" Well done Charles....

Date: Aug 9, 2012
Name: Brian Feist
Entry: Charles, Meeting and getting to know you has been an honor and a privilege. I felt an immediated kinship with you, and will carry fond memories always. You gave me a Guardian Bell and have become a Guardian Angel.

Date: Aug 9, 2012
Name: Valerie & Keith Driggers
Entry: Knowing Charlie for only a few years is the same as knowing him a lifetime. Immediately a friend and passionate person to all that met him. His was a life worth living and a man worth knowing. Keith and I are thinking of you Linda, Tracy and Bob. He will be deeply missed. God Bless.

Date: Aug 9, 2012
Name: Betty Patterson
Entry: Charles was a great neighbor and a fine friend. I will miss having him next door! I wish comfort and a lifetime of good memories for Linda and the young folk. Betty Patterson

Date: Aug 8, 2012
Name: The Notrie McClure family of Indiana
Entry: We will miss buddy so very much and hope everything goes well with you Linda and children , we will be praying for you all.Garry Wilber still works at Cummins, and said he is praying also. Junior,Louella,Thomas, Danny janice Alice , Imogene and families

Date: Aug 8, 2012
Name: Laurie Bush
Entry: Linda, Our deepest sympathy to you on Charles passing. Dan talks of you both often and how much your friendship and care mean to him. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. The Bush Family in Michigan

Date: Aug 8, 2012
Name: Dan Bush
Entry: Life's journey will lead you down many paths, the people you will meet and the places you will go, friendships will bond and grow strong. Some people will leave a profound effect on you that will last a lifetime. Great times create long lasting memories. I had that opportunity in this lifetime, that mans name was Charlie Tennell, what can I say about Life's Journey...Fantastic! Daniel T. Bush US Army 101st Airborne Division call sign: "Bushwacker"

Date: Aug 8, 2012
Name: Jennie Henderson
Entry: My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. -Jennie Henderson (friend of Michele)

Date: Aug 8, 2012
Name: David A. Pearl, MSGT, USAF (Retired)
Entry: During my brief time in Florida I met a few Vets that really get it. You where at the top of the list my friend. I am sorry I cant be there for Linda in body but I will be in spirit. It was always your mission to make sure every veteran had a proper Military send off. You and me had many talks about not how the ceremony should be done but just that it had to be done. As you have for so many the rounds will be fired for you tommorrow in Honor of your service to our country. This fellow Vet wants to thank you for your service and for teaching me what really matters. RIP my friend, Job well done, Welcome home!

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: Kim Quagliotti
Entry: Thank you Charles for all the laughs and good times we were fortunate enough to share with you. Your smile, good nature and gentlemen ways will be deeply missed.

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: brian KEBLER
Entry: Charles we will miss you, until we ride again, God Bless

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: brian KEBLER
Entry: Charles, Meeting you helped me understand what being a Legion member is supposed to be. Riding with you was a pleasure.We will truly miss you. Until we ride again!

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: Bobby Quagliotti
Entry: Thank you for who you were my dear,dear friend. For God and Country. I'll see you there Buddy.

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: david clinger
Entry: Good heart! Funny and compassionate..... I still fold my electrical cords the way he taught me. Bugs Sue though. Later Bro

Date: Aug 7, 2012
Name: Debbie and Gene Shaner
Entry: Linda ~ I read this quote from Helen Lowrie Marshall it is call "After Glow" I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done, I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and summer days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun, Of happy memories that I leave When life is done. We speak of you guy often and we are glad to call you friends. Take care love, Debbie & Gene

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: peggy truett
Entry: allthe things you represented, I will miss u

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: Fran & John Harrison
Entry: We are proud to have called him Friend. He will be missed.

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: CHARLOTTE AND MIKE HAGER
Entry: We were very proud to have met you and have you as a part of our family.. Rest in peace

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: CHARLOTTE AND MIKE HAGER
Entry: We were very proud to have met you and have you as a part of our family.. Rest in peace

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: JUNE KNIGHT
Entry: I AM SO GLAD WE GOT TO MEET. THANK YOU FOR LOVING MY SISTER.

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: Michele Rolfe
Entry: Honor, pride, bravery, love -- all the things you represented, I will hold in my heart forever! Love you!!

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: LINDA TENNELL
Entry: I KNOW YOUR RIGHT BESIDE ME ALWAYS OUR LOVE IS FOREVER

Date: Aug 6, 2012
Name: Traci Tennell
Entry: Love you Dad I will miss you so.!!!!


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