Jennings, Thomas Quinton

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Thomas Quinton Jennings, 86, of Powell Mountain Rd., Rich Creek, Virginia, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006.

Born January 28, 1920, at Allisonia, Virginia, he was the son of the late Wyatt Clinton and Lura Manning Jennings. Quinton worked with his father operating a sawmill, for many of his early years. After his father closed the sawmill in 1960, Quinton went to work as an equipment operator, building roads in Virginia. He later worked in mining in West Virginia. He dearly loved his family and friends and his beloved farm on the mountain. He will be greatly missed by all.

Quinton is preceded by death by his wife, Thelma Mae Wills Jennings ; one son, William Dean Jennings; brother, John Alvin Jennings and sister, Bessie Mae Meadows. He is survived by four sons, Mike Jennings and wife Faith, of Rich Creek, Virginia, John Jennings and wife Sharyn, of Narrows, Virginia, Roger Jennings and wife Glonda, of Rich Creek, Virginia, Sam Jennings and wife Janet, of Princeton, West Virginia; and five daughters, Lois Long and husband Donnie, of Blue Ridge, Virginia, Gail McClung and husband Joe, of Rich Creek, Virginia, Karen Surface and husband Clarence, of Princeton, West Virginia, Tammy Barnett and husband Steve, of Pembroke, Virginia, Janet Boothe and husband Steve, of Lindside, West Virginia and daughter-in-law, Mitzi Jennings, of Princeton, West Virginia. He is also survived by brother, Vernon Jennings, of Ohio and a sister, Letha Sayers, of Salem, Virginia.

Quinton loved and cherished his family which includes 29 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces. He also loved his special caregivers at Riverview Nursing Home. His grandsons, John Jennings, Jason Jennings, Keith Long, Kevin Long, Dustin Jennings, Chad Pruett, Keith Taylor, Timmy McClung, Matthew Jennings and Jacob Jennings, will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Austin Jennings and Connor Boothe.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2006 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, W.Va. Burial will follow at the Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the funeral home. Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the Jennings family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.