William Terrell III

24 August, 199813 November, 2020

William Terrell lll, age 22, passed away from accidental injuries on Friday, November 13, 2020. He is survived by his parents William and Robin Terrell; sister, Emily Terrell (special friend, Jaydon VanDeusen); grandparents Diane Johnson, Bob (Elaine) Stewart, Bill (Barb) Terrell; uncles and aunts Eddie (Theresa) Streeter, Tim (Cheryl) Terrell, Marie (Brian) VanFarrow, Karen (Dennis) Roe, Amy (Chuck) Davenport, Heather (Chad) Schaedig, Doug (Karen) Stewart; many cousins; and numerous friends who loved him dearly.

Will was a social and sensitive person who always wanted to make sure everyone was happy. His sense of humor was a blessing to all who knew him. Will loved his family and had a special love for his sister, Emily.

A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3937 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418, with visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to service. Reservations for the funeral mass can be made at or by calling the church at 616-532-9344. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Julie Scoville-Webb

7 December 2020

Bill and Robin, I just learned about your son today. I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you both and your daughter Emily in my prayers.

Nana/Papa Schutte

24 November 2020

Our sincere condolences for your loss. There are no words but we pray that you all feel the peace and strength of Jesus. We met Will through our grandson Devin Martin

Sarah Clark

23 November 2020

So sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

Ron & Kay Stewart

21 November 2020

Robin and Gus,

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Amy Davenport

19 November 2020

Willie J - You have been such a cherished and loved blessing to this family. Our hearts are aching beyond words that we have lost you here on this earth. The greatest comfort is that we know we will be reunited some day and be able to live in eternity together. Your heart was huge and your smile was contagious. You were truly one of the kindest people we know. We are so very blessed and honored to be able to call you nephew and cousin.

Love you and will always cherish the sweet memories,
Aunt Amy, Uncle Chuck and Joshua

Leslie VanDeusen

19 November 2020

Gus, Robin, and Emily- Words can not express the sadness that I feel for your family. Your family is like family to us. I just want to let you know we will always be there for you. Love- the VanDeusen's.

Kaye Bouma Newberry

18 November 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Terrell family. It was such a joy to watch the boys all play baseball and grow up together. Jake myself and our family will hold you all in our prayers. RIP Will

Todd Gifford

18 November 2020

Rest in peace, "Will the thrill" as we used to call him back in the dinosaur football days!! Prayers from the Gifford family to the Terrell family!

Mikayla DeLaCruz

18 November 2020

Will was the happiest, goofiest, most humble guy, that I was lucky to have as my best friend in Middle School. His laugh is unforgettable along with the way he treated everyone around him with unconditional kindness.

When your mom came in to buy you jeans after starting college, I couldn’t believe you were a whole man, being the last time I saw you was freshman year of high school. I will cherish our preteen memories forever and reach out to the ones who were around you more as this is a devastating lost to our world.

Sending my love and condolences to his family and the friends that held him close. Rest easy, Willy JT3.

Doris Niehof-Gierlach

18 November 2020

Dear Gus, Robin & Emily

I was informed this morning of William’s passing. I do not have adequate words for you, but I know from my own family experiences, that no parent is ready to bury their child.

Ed and I are deeply sorry for what you are going through. Please know you can reach out to me anytime. I am not in the area, but still feel a strong connection to Grandville and the great memories of growing up with you.

Please give your folks a big hug from me as well.

Our deepest condolences and prayers,
Ed & Doris Gierlach