He was b orn April 30, 1926, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a son of the late Louis and Eunice Wilson Tennant.
Martin was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie Ellen Moss Tennant; three sons, Richard Kyle Tennant, Jeffrey Scott Tennant and Mark Edward Tennant, all of Parkersburg; one brother, Donald Tennant of Texas; two grandchildren, Martin Kyle Tennant II of Parkersburg and Lindsey Wolfe of Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Wolfe.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles L. Tennant.
There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services.