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.