OBITUARY

Terry Donald Hahn

May 19, 1947July 26, 2018
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Terry Donald Hahn, age 71, of Seffner, FL passed away on Thursday July 26, 2018. Terry was born May 19, 1947 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of Donald and Dorothy Hahn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry "Buddy" Hahn. Survivors include his daughter, Dana (Travis) Thornton; son, Christopher Hahn; brother, Randy Hahn; and granddaughter, Kendall Thornton. A visitation for Terry will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Funeral Home and Crematory, Temple Terrace. Interment with Military Honors will take place Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terry's honor to the VFW. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Patty Young

August 2, 2018

Chris,
Im so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family
Sincerely,
Patty

Cindy and Jamie Dormany

August 1, 2018

Chris,
My heart aches over the loss of your father. He was a great role model, kind, and always made me laugh. I know you will follow in his footsteps and make him proud. I hope the love and support from your family and friends, including me, gets you through this tough time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Cindy, Jamie, & family

Theresa Lowe

July 31, 2018

We were saddened to learn of Terry’s passing. He was a very kind man, and we knew him as customers from the beginning of his business in Seffner.....many years.
Our condolences to all the family. Prayers for you all. RIP Terry Hahn

John & Theresa Lowe

Amy A

July 30, 2018

May god bring comfort and all strength to your family during this most difficult time. Sorry for your loss. I brought my vehicle to him quite few times he was honest. I referred family and friends to his shop as well. Thx for serving our neighborhood community for all these years!!

Teresa Forsyth

July 30, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with your family and friends during this difficult time. I knew Terry on a business level and he was always honest and fair with all his customers. This is a terrible loss to the community.

Dorothy Berdit

July 28, 2018

May his name be for a Blessing.
Terry was our business neighbor for many years, until we moved our business. Terry was always a fair man, he always sold the right product for the right car.
Mark and Dorothy Berdit
Dodo Sales (closed 2007)

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Biography

When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Terry Donald Hahn who was indeed a born manager. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Terry was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. Everyone acquainted with Terry knew him as a well-respected man who was a stable force in his community.

       His parents were Donald and Dorothy Hahn. Terry was raised in Defiance, Ohio then in Temple Terrace, Florida. Even as a youngster, Terry learned to be objective and decisive. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that he carried with him throughout his life.

      As a young boy, Terry was able to put his natural abilities to work. He was always up at his dads service station learning the work ethics that would lead him to one day run his own business. Terry was raised with two siblings. He had two brothers Buddy and Randy.

      Terry's matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. As a young boy, Terry enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. In his spare time he liked collecting baseball cards.

      In school, Terry was always good at following directions and liked some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was history. He graduated from King High School and is still very close to many of his classmates, he cherished their friendships.

      Terry’s practical work ethic carried over into his college years. He earned his degree in business at Tampa College.

Terry had a love for stock car racing, every weekend was spent racing and with his racing friends and family, He loved the track at Golden Gate Speedway and cherished all the reunions that have been held at the property. He went to many tracks in Florida and was always sharing the stories of the good ole days.

      Terry was ever watchful of his children. He worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. Terry would always give in to their requests. Terry was blessed with two children, one daughter Dana, and one son Chris. He was also so blessed to be a Papa to his one granddaughter, Kendall.

      Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Terry was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. His primary occupation was the owner of Hahn's Tire.

      Terry was an Army veteran. His sense of duty helped lead him into the military where his understanding of rank, his willingness to abide by rules and regulations and his desire to follow orders was admired by his fellow service men and women. He was in Ft Hood for basic training, Terry saw action in Vietnam.

      He also was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were Baseball he was a huge Yankees fan, NFL football and Nascar. He also loved watching Westerns and has been a longtime fan of Wrestling.

      All who knew him would agree that Terry was a pillar of the community. He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground. He had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in his thoughts and acts. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Terry did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, and everyone whose life he touched was given the chance to become a better person.