OBITUARY

John Dudley Terrell Jr.

March 4, 1921February 21, 2013

John Dudley Terrell, Jr., age 91 a native and lifelong resident of Mobile passed away on February 21, 2013. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Annunziata Amis Terrell; his three children, Liz (Max) Reed, John (Julie) Terrell, III and Kathleen (Robert) Greer; his 10 grandchildren, Olivia, Elizabeth and Jack Terrell, Meg, Max and Marie Reed, Les Buerger, Katie Greer Tillman, Sara and Rob Greer; his brother, Dr. Dudley Joseph (Barbara) Terrell, sister, Mary Ann Stadther and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Terrell was preceded in death by his mother and father, John Dudley Terrell and Kathleen Groom Terrell; his brothers Frank, Thomas, Anthony, and Pat Terrell; his sisters, Helen Terrell Pollman and Kathleen Terrell Smith. Born and raised in Mobile, Mr. Terrell attended Springhill High School, graduated from McGill Institute, and attended Springhill College. During World War II, Mr. Terrell served as a lieutenant in the European Theater of Operations with the Army Air Corps. He was a B24 Liberator combat pilot and flew 51 combat missions. He participated in three major battles; Air Offensive Europe, Rome-Arno and Normandy. Mr. Terrell received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the European Theater Medal with three Bronze Stars. After serving in the Army Air Corps, Mr. Terrell became an Independent Insurance Agent. He worked a number of years with his own agency, Robertson, Grove and Terrell Agency before joining W.K.P. Wilson and Son’s Inc. Mr. Terrell earned the Chartered Property Casual Underwriter (CPCU) designation. After he retired from W.K.P. Wilson, Mr. Terrell joined TriCorp, Inc. and worked there for several years until his retirement. Mr. Terrell was a longtime member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He was also a member of numerous local organizations including several mystic societies. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. The family will receive friends at the Marian Center one hour prior to Mass. Interment will follow in Catholic Cemetery in Mobile. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36604 or your favorite charity.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 25, 2013
REMEMBERING

John Dudley Terrell Jr.

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Pete Stadther

November 6, 2013

I have fond memories of my uncle and he is greatly missed. Love Pete Stadther and Family.

Amanda Terrell

March 7, 2013

Aunt Nuncy, I am so sorry to have missed Uncle Johnny's funeral. I have such fond memories of being with Daddy and visiting you and during our wonderful family reunions. My prayers are with you and I love you!

Timothy Adams

March 3, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of John's death, but know that he will always live in our memories.

Tim, Gail and Paul Adams

Timothy Adams

March 3, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about the death of John Terrell, but know his memory will always live. Tim, Gail and Paul Adams

Sivewright and John Carden

February 26, 2013

We were so terribly sorry to read of Johnny's death. He was a wonderful and devout man. We regret that we were unable to attend his funeral today. Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are be with you and the family. God bless,

Maureen Caine

February 25, 2013

Dear Nuncy, and family,
I am sorry I was unable to attend the visitation or the Mass today. My breaks today were later in the afternoon. You were in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and ease your grief.
Love,

JuJu Lopez

February 25, 2013

Mrs.Terrell,Kathleen, Liz and John. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and husband!!! My husband and I saw he and Nuncy in the store
not to long ago and he always had a smile on his face!!

JuJu Sullivan Lopez

Bobby Beaird

February 25, 2013

Mrs. Terrell, Liz, John and Kathleen

Mr. Terrell was the "True Southern Gentleman".

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy and Bobby Beaird

Tish Eubanks

February 24, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Deacon Johns

February 24, 2013

A good friend, relative and a Gentle-man!
Hope to be at service Monday.Nuncy,Kathleen,Liz,John: My Sympathy and prayers go out to all of you.