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TATRO, TENNYSON M.

August 18, 1950 –
 July 11, 2021

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Tennyson M Tatro

August 18, 1950-July 11,2021

Tennyson went by Ted, he was born in Detroit MI. The son of Tennyson E. and Doris Tatro. After graduating from Redford Union High School in 1969 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force working as a jet engine mechanic. Upon returning home on his first leave, Ted married his high school sweetheart Susan and adopted her young son Corey and they later adopted their daughter Melissa (Missy). Ted retired a Tech Sargent-E6 after twenty years of serving his country in the MMS (sac) Missile Maintenance Squadron. After retiring and returning home, during the Cold War he pursued his earlier passion as an Architectural Designer. While working with Big D Metal Works he was honored to create the Dallas Police Memorial. He retired a second time from Big D and enjoyed his time with Susan and his family. Ted had the greatest ability to overcome and accomplish anything and his dry sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met. Most of all he truly is a loved and respected husband, father, brother, and a friend. Ted is preceded in death by his two sisters Sharon and Diane. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Susan, son Corey and daughter Missy, brother David and sister-in-law Donna, 5 grand children, and many nieces and nephews. Ted passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family.

Arrangements under the direction of

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

1820 N Belt Line Road

Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 607-4400

2 Thoughts on TATRO, TENNYSON M.
    Servando Molina Jr.
    1 Aug 2021
    7:47pm

    Ted was my mentor at Big D. Ted and I worked together for 16+ years. Ted was old school and his training was very military like. He broke me down and then built me back up. I truly owe my career to Ted. His one liner jokes were endless and he could say them over and over every day and it still made me laugh out load. He was a special man and he treated me with such respect. He was a true team player and I will never forget our time together. Rest In Peace my friend and I will see you on the other side. Love you buddy!!!!

    Curt
    4 Aug 2021
    2:27pm

    Ted was one of a kind, I have many words to describe Ted. The most meaningful one to me is “Loyalty”. He was loyal to his own way of doing and being. He took pride in all he did, if he said he would do something he did it, regardless of the obstacles he would need to overcome. He was fiercely loyal and dedicated to his wife Susan, he Loved her very much as he openly shared his feeling about her. We have missed him here at Big D, but we also know he earned his (second) retirement. Ted, thank you for the memories! Rest in Pease.

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