T.C. Terrell

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

Funeral services for T.C. Terrell, 88, of Leesville will be held at 2 p.m.
on Jan. 29 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville with Rev. Terry Ward, Rev. Dale Poe, Rev. Louis Magee and Dr. Gregory Lord officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in LaCamp under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home
of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the funeral home.
T.C., the son of Elijah Willis and Ada Jane Smith Terrell, was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in LaCamp. He passed away on Jan. 26, 2012, at his
residence in Leesville.
A lifelong resident of Vernon Parish, Mr. Terrell served during World War II as a first sergeant in the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion. He was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient and a disabled veteran. After
serving in World War II, he came home to Vernon Parish and worked as a carpenter, electrician and welder. He also worked for Shawson Gas and Star Butane. He drove bus 20 to the Leesville schools until his retirement. He was a song leader and Sunday
school teacher at Slagle Baptist Church for many years. He was a master hay baler and loved to work in his garden and raise cattle. His greatest thrill was watching and spending time with his grandsons and great grandson. He was a member of Antioch
Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Margie Lena Brown Terrell; son, Sidney Edward Terrell; sisters, Theoda & Velma Terrell and second wife and grandmother to his grandchildren, Clytie Bernice
Robinson Terrell.
He is survived by his daughters, Arlene Terrell of Leesville and Candace Dowden and husband Steve of Leesville; sister, Versie Hillman of Leesville; grandsons, Eric Dowden and wife Kristy of Slagle, Wayne “Bud” Dowden of
Leesville, Sean Dowden of Leesville and Scott Terrell of Winter Springs, Fla.; precious great-grandson, Preston Luke Dowden; very special sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and R.V. Bolton; and brother and sister-in-law, Larry & Kathy Brown and
sister and brother-in-law, Syble and Everett Wiley.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Terrell family at www.labbymemorial.com.