Tony Alan Jennings, 59, of Lebanon, died Friday morning, Dec. 10, 2021, in his home near Lebanon.
He was born May 26, 1962, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to Thomas H. and Delores Ann Hicks Jennings.
On May 8, 1987, he married Leslie Ann Friebe, and they shared the last 34 years of happiness and memories.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and two brothers, Johnny Thomas and Tommy Wayne Jennings.
Tony was born and raised on the family farm in the Lebanon and Eldridge area and began working at the Post Plant Sawmill at the age of eight. He graduated from Lebanon High School in the Class of 1980, and then helped milk cows for a time before working for The Durham Company for a few years. He began working at Regal Beloit, formerly Marathon Electric, and continued there for over 30 years.
He had made his profession of faith in Christ and was an active member of Taylor Avenue Full Gospel Church since 1982. He helped oversee the work of the church and served as a pastoral leader through the years. He loved sharing his life and faith and talking with others about the Lord. He liked visiting with people about their testimonials and life. He dedicated his life to others and always serving others, never a moment for himself. He always looked for God’s direction in everyday life and lived as an example.
Survivors include his wife Leslie of the home; a daughter, Abigail Waterman and her husband Frank of Lebanon; a son, Aaron Jennings of Lebanon; his father, Thomas H. Jennings of Lebanon; a brother, Tim Jennings and his wife Deanna of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and burial for Tony Alan Jennings will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at the Hufft Cemetery near Eldridge with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. A memorial to the Taylor Avenue Full Gospel Church has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit www.holmanhowe.com.