Tony Tenpenny Death – Dead – Obituary : Tony Tenpenny of Nashville Dies From Covid-19.
Tony Tenpenny, a former Metro Council member who lost a bid to rejoin the Council last year, has died from complications of COVID-19. Tenpenny spent months denying the virus on social media before being admitted to St. Thomas last month.
— Steve Cavendish (@scavendish) September 20, 2020
Tenpenny, who served on the Metro Council between 2011-2015, was a conservative member of the city’s governing body and represented District 16.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Rhonda Lyn Adams wrote
He was a great human being who was highly respected by those that knew him. God bless his family!
Teresa Tallent Gaddy wrote
“a conservative member” meaning, he refused to wear a mask an wash his hands because he was a devoted trump cult member.
Kirk Mcdaniel wrote
that can be anything from a motorcycle accident to a bear attack
Merriss Poseskie Benefield wrote
Such a sad ending for his family. I certainly hope this has made believers out of them.
Toni Pugh Eaton wrote
This isn’t what you want to see from a professional when a friend dies!! Why don’t you just go back to covering for that sorry ass Mayor you got in Nashville!!
Nick Graff wrote
Phil Williams NC5, stand by for admonishment from people who just celebrated the death of RBG.
Matt Pulle wrote
His death illustrates the point that science doesn’t care what you believe. You can have an opinion on your favorite band or movie but having an unsubstantiated opinion that contradicts established medical facts is dangerous.
Brandon Stotts wrote
Yes, the virus is very real. Yes, this is sad. Also a tacky and inappropriate way of pointing it out Phil Williams NC5.
Matthew Michael Allsman
Thank you for posting this as people need to WAKE UP and MASK UP! Social distance! Protect yourself, family, and your fellow people. I hope he rest easy, but this should be another huge warning to the ones not taking it seriously.
Pamela Stansberry wrote
It’s a sad reality we are seeing. Not sure why people are so dug into denial. And then they die. Or someone they love dies. I personally would rather people wake up and just have some basic common sense. Yes, one can get covid even when trying not to. But for God’s sake, can we not just stop the ridiculous trying to prove it is “fake news” already? Enjoy life as we can, but be intelligent and compassionate. We can put off doing whatever we want whenever we want for the people we love, if not for ourselves, and have discipline enough to rein in frivolous sensationalism for a little while and just let this plague pass over. Please.
Michelle Tays Nowell wrote
I hope one day someone gives you the ass beating you have deserved for so long. You and channel 5 are the lowest form of “news”.. I look forward to when something happens to one of your loved ones. I hope I never see you in public. Time for you to come out of the closet. You’ve sucking Coop long enough.
Patrick Keohane wrote
NewsChannel 5 Nashville, I thought your staff was better than this. To call a man out for his mistakes on the day he dies is totally classless. Are there no standards of professionalism or decorum?
Michelle Robin McElwrath McCaffery wrote
I guess I made a mistake by adding this journalist to my feed. I work with pending and positive cases, I have helped people get better and have helped people die ALONE and comfortable from this virus and so many other things but I have NEVER seen someone be so disrespected by a journalist by putting that persons opinions and beliefs up for mockery.
And for those who think the main cause was probably the COVID19 need to stop listening to fake news because you don’t have a clue and should not a assume..