Larry Paul Tennison

fb_img_1475778056813-1Larry Paul Tennison, 61, of Sparks NV, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Larry was born on December 7, 1954, in Reno NV, to Roy and June Tennison. On December 17, 1977, he married the love of his life and best friend Janet. Larry was employed by the State of California for 35 years; the last 21 years at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown CA, where he retired in 2008 as the Senior Accounting Officer. First and foremost he loved and adored his family and fur babies. He had many interests, some of which included: bowling, camping, dirtbike riding with his grandsons, attending Reno Aces baseball games with his family, swimming, enjoying music concerts with his wife, traveling, which included his most recent trip to Cabo San Lucas MX, with his wife, sister and niece. His most favorite time of the year was Christmas, where he would decorate every part of his home, inside and out, having family and friends come together to celebrate. Always having a love for music and singing, he recently became a Karaoke fan, winning a duet contest with one of his friends at Buckhorns. His family, friends and co-workers will best remember his generosity, humor, the sound of his cowboy boots on the hallway floor, always smelling good, and running on his own time-clock.

Larry is survived by his wife Janet of 39 years, two daughter’s, Danette Ramirez of Sonora CA, and Lesley Tennison of Reno NV and her partner Bill McCall; two grandsons, Timothy MacCrone of Twain Harte CA (fiance Jayci Horton) and David Ramirez of Reno NV; five great grandchildren, Hannabelle, Hazel, Wesley, Allie and Riann; four sisters, Pegi Owens (Tom) of Columbus IN, Louise Knox (Bob) of Ft Myers FL, Donna Hearn of San Diego CA and Carol Nicolos (Larry) of Elk Grove CA; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 29, 2016 between the hours of 11am and 2pm, in Sparks NV. For further information, please contact 209-536-4126.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to either Sisters Animal Sanctuary 11480 Fogg Rd Elk Grove CA, or Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue 22201 Amberwood Ct Tehachapi CA 93561.

5 Comments. Leave new

  • Marlene ( Slocum) MacNichols
    October 8, 2016 12:14 am

    . I worked with Larry at SCC in Jamestown. He had such boyish good looks and was a very pleasant gentleman.Very sorry to hear about this.

  • Lesley Tennison
    October 8, 2016 6:38 pm

    I love you dad.

  • Danette Ramirez
    October 10, 2016 11:26 pm

    Our hearts will never be the same, but our love for you will be forever held tightly there. I love you Dad.

  • Timothy James Cobb
    December 3, 2019 5:05 am

    I attended primary school with Larry. We were best friends from Kindergarten through 4th grade. We had many childhood adventures together. Larry was a good soul and loved music and dogs. I now live in Sydney Australia. I would love to contact either his sister Carol or Larry’s parents to say hello. I did not know Larry had passed untill I ran across this post on the internet. I wish Larry well on his next journey.

    • Hi Tim, my dad’s parents have both passed away. If you want to contact me I can be reached at My FD always talked about you, and remember you coming to the house in Sacramento. Take care and thank you for your condolences.


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