VeteranHarlin Terry

Harlin TerryHarlin L. Terry, 93, of Littleton died at 4:10 p.m. July 3, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Beardstown, a son of Charles E. and Lillian Elizabeth Riggall Terry. He married Margaret Trone on Aug. 24, 1947, in Rushville.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret of Littleton; one son, Stephen (and Cathy) Terry of Littleton; one daughter, Rita (and James) Geisler of Rushville; one sister, Carolee Gorsuch of Littleton; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Terry.

He joined the United States Navy during World War II. He served as a ships cook Second Class Petty Officer aboard the SS America, which was the first cruise ship converted to a troop transport ship. After the service, he worked for a short time at Porcelain Plant in Macomb. He then became a farmer for his entire life, surveying the crops the last week of his life. He and his son operated a logging business for over 50 years, until 2008.

He attended Littleton Baptist Church.

Services were held Monday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Steve Hoover officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Schuyler School District Lunch Program or First Baptist Church of Littleton.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


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