Deacon Larry Terrell

January 21, 1944December 18, 2013

Deacon Larry Terrell, 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas. He was born on January 21, 1944 in Luling, Texas the son of John Tyler (J.T.) and Alcenia (Webb) Terrell.

Larry attended schools in Austin and graduated from William B. Travis High School. He continued his education at Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, TX and the University of Texas at Austin.

Larry honorably served his country with the Texas National Guard as an active reservist for 25 years where he attained the highest Non-Commissioned rank in the Army, that of Command Sergeant Major of the 249th Main Support Battalion, a unit in the 49th Armored Division.

His work years included IBM, Walmart, and a staff member at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Larry was very active in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in many lay ministries including lector, choir member, cantor, Eucharistic Minister and Baptism Preparation team. He was Ordained in 1998 to the Deaconate and served at St. Catherine of Siena parish as a Deacon until his leave of absence due to health reasons. Larry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 8156 and a 4th Degree Knight in Assembly 1099.

His hobbies included fishing, camping and traveling in the RV to various locations in Texas, as well as, several trips to Colorado over the years. In 2010 he took a three month trip to Alaska. He made many life-long friends while participating in Bexar Ramblers and Happy Travelers rally groups.

Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, Jeanette Terrell, whom he married, July 2, 1977; son, Philip Terrell of Corpus Christi, TX; son, Brian Terrell (Sarah) and daughters, Megan and Haley of Omaha, NE; daughter, Janice Posey and children, Bryan, Kayla and Lauren of Georgetown, TX; daughter, Deborah Hulsey (Steve), and children, Shannen and Oren of Frisco, TX; son, Duane Warnken (Cathy Galipp) and children Taylor, Caitlin and Ryan of Schulenberg, TX.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Road with Bishop Joe S. Vasquez presiding. Rite of committal will follow at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park, Austin.

Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Diana Pisana

December 25, 2013

Jeanette and family ~ It brings me great sadness to just find out about the man you called husband, dad, and grandpa! Larry was truly blessed with an abundance of gifts. He had a loving and compassionate heart! He was a dear friend and co-worker at St Catherine's. I will forever remember his beautiful smile, singing voice, bear hugs and all the times he was present for me....he was an awesome servant of God and I will miss him dearly! Please know that I will hold you all in my prayers. His legacy will live on through each and every one of you!

Cindy Martinez

December 22, 2013

Larry was a very special friend to me during my own illness and also when Paul was seriously ill. He was always ready to help you even when he did not feel well himself. He counseled me through some really difficult times with my brain damage and memory problems. He will always have a special place in heart and I know he will be my angel watching over me.
Cindy Martinez

December 22, 2013

Larry was my daughter Angela's teacher when she prepared for confirmation. Years later he baptized her sons. We are forever grateful for his service. We are blessed to have known him and send condolences to his family. Sincerely,
Pauline Wells

Dr. Mac McGuire

December 21, 2013

Larry and I were members of the 249th MSB in the 49th Armored Division together. He was a great man and a great leader. He always stuck up for his troops making sure they were cared for properly. I hate that after retirement we went in different directions and that I lost touch with him. May God bless your family during this trying time but WE will see him again soon.

December 21, 2013

Larry and I worked together for many years at IBM. We shared so many stories of our military service, hunting, fishing, and our children. Peace be with you my Brother.
Bob Yount

Suzanne Baxter

December 21, 2013

My heart is heavy to know that we will be missing Larry. He willingly shared all his gifts with anyone in need. He was a true friend to me for many years. I will especially miss his sense of humor and beautiful singing voice! The Lord has gained a special angel! God bless you, Jeanette and family.

Dianne Reedy

December 21, 2013

Dear Jeanette and Family,

My heart goes out to all of you as you grieve the loss of Larry. May the Lord give you peace and comfort and surround you with His love during this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of you.

Bill Hutchison

December 20, 2013

My boyhood friend, the Best Man at our wedding, and a truly good man mhas died. This is what Larry is to me. Jeanette, you and the family have much more to remember and for which to grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Wilson & Sproul

December 20, 2013

Jeanette and Family,
We are sorry that we will be unable to attend Larry's services. Our grand daughter is graduating from UTSA in San Antonio this weekend.
All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Our prayer is that God will give you his peace and comfort that passes all understanding.

Linda & Les Wilson
Tammy & Buddy Sproul

Deb and Mark Glubczynski

December 20, 2013

What a beautiful man with a beautiful heart and spirit. Deacon Larry thank you for sharing your many gifts with the parishioners of St Catherine of Sienna. We shall miss your infectious smile! May the love of Christ bring peace and comfort to your family.