Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Norman Gentry Terrill 1925-2008

Norman Gentry Terrill was born October 7, 1925 in Shannon County, Missouri to Ernest and Ellen Smith Terrill. He went to his Heavenly home, June 2, 2008, while at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, making his age 82 years.

Norman served in the United States Navy, during World War II from January 5, 1944 to April 22, 1946. Serving on the ship USS FT 662, as a Motor Machinist’s Mate. After his military service he became a member of the Summersville VFW Post 722.

Norman and Martha Jane Duncan were united in marriage, October 18, 1946. God blessed them with 8 children, Gary, Michael, Susan, Marlene, Barbara, Danny, Bonnie, and Jim.

Norman accepted Christ at an early age, he and Jane were long time members of the First Baptist Church in Summersville where they were faithful and dedicated to serve.

Norman worked in the timber industry in his early years, and for 20 plus years he worked for the National Park Service, serving at Round Springs Park before his retirement.

Norman loved to spend time with his family, he especially loved his grandchildren, and watching his great grandchildren play.

Preceding Norman in death are his parents, Ernest and Ellen Terrill, brothers, Emil, Roy, Virgil, Robert, and Eugene, and two infant sisters. Norman is also preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Danny.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jane of the home in Summersville, his children, Michael and wife Janet of Summersville, MO; Susan Smith of DeSoto, MO; Marlene Terrill of Summersville; MO; Barbara Atchison and husband John of Summersville, MO; Bonnie Russell and husband Kenny of Summersville and Jim Terrill and wife Cherri of Summersville, MO; one sister Virgie Hodge of Houston, MO; one brother Meril Terrill of Valley Park, MO; 14 grand-daughters, 4 grandsons, and 25 great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday, June 5th, 2008 at 10:00 Am at the First Baptist Church in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment and Full Military Honors were at Black Pond Cemetery near Summersville; under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

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