Danny Ralph Tenison

Danny Ralph Tenison, 76 of Hazen, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. Danny was born on January 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Custard William and Alice Marie Tenison; his sister, Patsy Jean Tenison and his brother, Bill (Jr.) Tenison.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Earlene Tenison; his son, Greg (Melissa) Tenison of Hazen; daughters, Crystal Mauk of Hazen and Dana (Rob) Sorensen of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Matt (Kalyn) Tenison, Lucas (Autym) Tenison, Lexi Tenison, Chase Mauk, Randa Mauk, Blake Sorensen, Chelsa Sorensen, and two great-grandchildren, River Kate Tenison and Mack Henry Tenison.

Dan attended Carlisle high School where he loved playing football.  In 1972, he became a police officer for the Carlisle Police Department for two years.  Later, he and his brother, Bill, opened at gas station in Carlisle.  Dan farmed for several years before he and his brother, Bill established Tenison Excavating in Hazen.  Dan worked for the Prairie County Road Department for 40 years and was with the Office of Emergency Services for 11 years.  Dan was on the Hazen School Board for 10 years and had the honor to hand Hazen High School Diplomas to five of his grandchildren. Dan was the crew chief for Tenison Racing #22 with his son for several years.  He had a heart of gold and would help anyone he could.  Dan loved watching his grandsons play football and going to all their school functions, including his granddaughter’s homecoming events and pageants.  He loved them all.  Dan was a member of Walters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.. Funeral services will be 9:00 A.M., Friday, May 26, 2023 at Walters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

19 thoughts on “Danny Ralph Tenison”

  1. He was a great friend too me I always thought a lot of him . Prayers too his family he will be missed.

  2. Sherry Anderson

    Praying for you all. Our memories are our greatest blessings. Love y’all

  3. My sister, Carol & I were classmates of Danny at Carlisle High School. Danny was one of the nicest guys in our class & a friend to all. Lots of memories! May his family find peace knowing that he is healed & with our Lord in heaven!🙏🏻

  4. Sissy Ingle-Drye

    So very sorry to hear this Earlene. Comforting grace to you and your family ❤️🙏
    Sissy Ingle

  5. my heart aches for a family near & dear to my heart, although I had never gotten the opportunity to meet Mr. Dan, there is one thing I am certain of..he was deeply loved & cherished by his family. Prayers for all! 💗
    Lucas, Autym, and RK..the Bogys love y’all deeply! 💗

  6. Keith Gladish

    Danny was a really nice man. Anytime I needed advice or help with a road he would provide it. I always enjoyed our brief visits when our paths should cross. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  7. Carla Nichols

    Mrs. Earlene I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Danny was one of my favorites and I know he will be missed by many. I pray the Lord wraps each of you in His loving arms and comforts you in the days ahead.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. I know The Lord will provide all of you with Great Comfort! Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Danny was one of the most giving souls I’ve ever had the privilege to know!! He will not be forgotten. He definitely made His mark in this world. The Lord has gained an awesome soul. Bless All Of You!!!

  9. Sherry Middlecamp

    Earlene, Crystal & Greg I am so very very sorry for your loss. I unfortunately will not be able to make it due to work but know my thoughts & prayers will be with you all. I love Danny Ralph ( and yes I can not call him just Danny lol) & as a young girl I thought he was so handsome & looked like a movie star. I remember going over that swinging bridge to go to Aunt Marie’s & Uncle Custers. RIP Danny Ralph, our family has lost a great Angel. Praying for Earlene & the kids & grandkids & everyone. Love you all.

  10. Rhonda Mashburn

    Danny is a constant in my entire childhood. He was a good man. I pray you find peace and comfort in remembering the happy times soon. Sending my love to your family.

  11. Earlene, Crystal and Greg you are in my thoughts and prayers. Like all the other posts, I have to also say, “Danny was a good man”. Lots of good memories of him and your family. May God give you the comfort you need in the following days.

  12. so sorry to hear of Mr. Danny’s passing he was good man! He called me the mayor of weems I would call him during the winter when our gravel roads would start breaking down!H HE WOULD ALWAYS THE MAYOR CALLS WE HAUL! MAY THE GOOD LORD COMFORT HIS FAMILY! HE WAS A FREIND!

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