Obituary: Joseph Wilson Terry

December 10, 1939 – September 17, 2019

Joseph Wilson Terry, 79, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at his residence.

Born December 10, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lavere and Mabel (Baldwin) Terry. He married Janet Gayle Shoopman October 12, 1969, and she preceded him in death October 13, 2013.

Joe retired from U. S. Gypsum and was of the Christian faith. He loved the outdoors, tractors, and being with his grandchildren. Joe was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his children, Angie (David) Hignite, of Orleans, Jack L. Merry, of Advance, Chad (Jenny) Terry, of Orleans; grandchildren, Brandon Dodds, Shaylee Dodds, Jacklyn Merry, Audrey Terry, and Addie Terry
great-grandchildren, Caden Dodds, Riley Dodds, Syinthia Dodds, Jasey Merry, and Isabelle Dodds; siblings, Roy Terry of Bedford and Janice Chastain of Mitchell

His parents; wife; and siblings, Pearl Duncan and Everett “Pat” Terry, preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107. The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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