Howard Terrill Jr.

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Howard Terrill Jr., 89, of Fayette, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Cooper County Hospital in Boonville. He was born in Armstrong, Mo., on April 20, 1925, the son of Howard and Willie Mae (Smith) Terrill Sr. Howard attended Dalton Vocational School in Dalton, Mo. He served our country in the United States Navy during World War II including the Philippine Liberation and Asiatic-Pacific. He then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad and later retired after over 35 years. After spending his earlier years in Armstrong, Mo., he moved to Kansas City, Mo. where he made his home for many years. He received Christ at an early age and was a Deacon as a member of the Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church in Armstrong. Later he attended Church in Kansas City under Rev. John Thompson. Howard enjoyed basketball, baseball and was an avid Kansas City Royals fan. He loved life to the fullest and enjoyed talking, lighting and spending time with friends and family. Most of all, he adored his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Howard ended every conversation with," I Love All of You." He was married to Gertrude Lee and to this union was born four children. He is survived by: their children, Glenda D. Terrill of Jefferson City, William Howard (Tyrone) Terrill of St. Paul, Minn., Gwendolyn Kay Terrill of Jefferson City and Alfred Eugene Terrill Sr. of Columbia; two brothers, John H. Terrill and William Terrill, both of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Isabel Terrill of Glasgow, Mo.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a close cousin, Paul Buckner of St. Louis, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Herman Richard Terrill and Homer Words Sr.; and one sister, Grace Smith. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Houser-Millard Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Houser-Millard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating. Entombment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Missouri Veterans Commission. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences maybe left online for

Published January 7, 2015