Theodore “Ted” E. Jennings Sr., 72, of Tellico Village, passed away the evening of Oct. 8, 2019.

Born in July 1947 in Peekskill, N.Y., he was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Virginia Jennings of Peekskill, N.Y.; and his grandson, Joshua.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Paulette M. Jennings; their three children, Pamela (Brent) Crawford, Theodore E. Jennings Jr. and Nicholas P. (Emily) Jennings; grandson, Benjamin Crawford; sisters, Kathleen (Jack) Affedlt and Laura E. Murphy; and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ted was a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. He spent his career as an engineer in power generation with General Electric Company and Exelon Power. He retired to Tellico Village and was active in the Tellico Cruising Club, the Village Vettes Corvette club, was an avid golfer, amateur (ham) radio operator and enjoyed learning the sport of shooting. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, humor, powerful voice and wisdom, but most of all for his tremendous love for his family.

The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1580 St. Thomas Way, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Mass will follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department, 210 Chota Road, Loudon, TN 37774, or to the charity of your choice.

Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Ted Jennings.