Rodney Tennes

July 24, 1960 ~ November 6, 2022

Born in: Arlington, Texas
Resided in: Pantego, Texas

Rodney Tennes, 62, passed away on November 6, 2022, in Fort Worth, TX.

Rodney Tennes was born on July 24, 1960 in Arlington, TX, to Robert Tennes and Cleona Tennes. Rodney graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1978. He worked with his dad and brother on swimming pools before starting his own contracting and masonry business, Metrotile.

Rodney married Pattie Lemons on November 16, 1979 in Arlington, Texas. Rodney and Pattie raised their nephew, Jesse Bartel, before having their two daughters, Haley and Rachel Tennes.

Rodney was best known for rocking out on the guitar. Rodney played guitar in a band, Common Man, from 1981-1995. After his daughters were born, he continued to play for them around the house and in the garage. Rodney also had a passion for tile and stone work. Some of his biggest projects include Wet ‘n’ Wild, the Rangers Stadium, and the fountains at the AT&T Stadium.

Rodney is survived by Pattie Tennes – spouse, Haley Tennes – daughter, Rachel Harp – daughter, Randall Harp – son-in-law, Violet Harp – granddaughter, Cleona Tennes-Boone – mother, Rory Tennes – brother, Tracy Tennes-Symula – sister, and Valerie Tennes-Rimmer – sister.

Rodney is preceded in death by Naomi Jo Jones – grandmother, Robert Tennes – father, and Jesse Bartel – nephew.

The service for Rodney Tennes will be held on November 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Wade Funeral Home and Crematory in Arlington, TX.

Memorial Donations can be made in Rodney’s name to the Gibson Foundation.


Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

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  1. Pattie and family, my sincerest condolences… I have nothing but good memories of Rodney and Pattie and our time together in the 90s. It was an honor to be a part of your lives…May God bless you and keep you, give you peace, and surround you with love.

  2. I always remember Rodney with that blonde hair and tan ! Such a cutie ! I love you Pattie ! You , your girls and family are in my prayers. He is with our HEAVENLY FATHER 🙏

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