Herbert Lawrence TennysonAugust 19, 1950 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 66)
On August 19, 1950 a baby boy named Herbert Lawrence Tennyson was born to the union of Bobbie Jean and Lavon Herbert Tennyson in South Haven (Tulsa) Oklahoma. He was the third of four children. Contrary to popular belief, he was a quiet child. He was known to some by Herb, but to those who knew him he was affectionately referred to as “Bugs”. Herbert attended Charles S. Johnson and Bunche Elementary, Marion Anderson Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School. Although, Bugs often marched to the beat of his own drum, after graduation he attended Okmulgee Tech and then enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Hawaii and after leaving the military he continued to reside there for another 6 years. This is where he developed his love for cars. He eventually became the best car salesman that ever graced the sales industry (as he would say).
He later moved to Los Angeles, California and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. After several years, he eventually moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma and resumed his career as a car salesman. He worked for Fred Jones Ford for over 20 years and was Oklahoma’s top car salesman. After retiring he opened and ran Abears restaurant on Greenwood.
Life wasn’t always all work and no play. Bugs was funny, charming and loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his father: Lavon Herbert Tennyson and brother: Gregory Tennyson, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother: Bobbie Jean Tennyson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his loving wife: Pamela Tennyson of Broken Arrow, his sisters: Lavon Tennyson and Carolyn Simmons of Tulsa, Oklahoma his daughters: Malese Tennyson of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Nicole Tennyson-Little of Anchorage, Alaska; sons: Cornell Tennyson of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Marlon Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and a host of relatives.