Henry Theodore Tench, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. 

Born in Logan Stone, North Carolina on June 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Otis and Mary Kate Bostwick Tench. Mr. Tench proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Marty Haynes; brother, J.R. Tench; sister, Joyce Poole. 

Surviving are his wife, Linda Small Tench of Gainesville; daughters, Tammy Oakes of Winder and Stephanie Anderson of Baldwin; 4 grandchildren; brother, David Tench; sister, Candy Holland; several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Tench’s wishes were to be cremated and no formal services are planned at this time. 

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com. 

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.