Funeral held for longtime Maury County deputy

Jimmy Tennyson (Courtesy: Maury County Sheriff's Office)

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The funeral for a Maury County deputy who died in his injuries sustained in a single-car accident was held Tuesday afternoon.

More than 1,000 people attended a visitation for Deputy Jimmy Tennyson on Monday.

A second visitation was held beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Southgate Church of Christ. Tennyson’s funeral began immediately after at 3 p.m.

Dozens of officers from different departments from across the area were in attendance.

Photo: WKRN

Tennyson was a beloved deputy in Maury County and was a school resource officer.

People who knew Tennyson well described him as a man who put God and others before himself and as a great friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to:
FOP James K. Polk Lodge #26
P.O. Box 891
Columbia, Tenn. 38401