Odem– Billie Jo Tennill passed away in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 1, 2021. She was 85.
Billie Jo was born May 25, 1935 in Taylor, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Odem, Texas. Billie Jo Tennill attended Odem High Schools graduating as the Secretary-Treasurer of her senior class. After graduating, she began her 57 year career with the City of Odem culminating in the position as City Secretary. While in that position she also acted as Water Superintendent, Wastewater Superintendent, Solid Waste Manager and directed city staff in most all areas of operation. She served the San Patricio County Municipal Water District for 50 years, the Odem Cemetery Board for 50 years, the San Patricio County Tax Board for 4 years, the San Patricio County Appraisal District for 6 years and the Odem Economic Development Board for 3 years. She was a member of the local City Secretary's Chapter and volunteered for the Sinton Food Pantry. She plainly loved serving her community.
She is preceded in death by her mother: Elizabeth Jones; brother: Jack Tennill; sister: Sarah Curtiss.
Survivors include her nephews: Cub L. Curtiss (Carol) of San Marcos, Texas; David R. Curtiss (Karen) of Sandia, Texas; Daniel Tennill (Denice) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Marshall Tennill and Carl Tennill of Galveston, Texas; niece: Denise Tennill (Mary Ann) of Pearland, Texas.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11:00 AM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Sinton.
Pallbearers (tentatively) will be Cub Curtiss, Daniel Tennill, Ann Flink, Matthew Curtiss, Kathrine Curtiss and Kelly Curtiss.
Guestbook available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.
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