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Terry Persman Obituary

CARTERVILLE -- Terry I. Persman, 64, formerly of Waukegan, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at his home.

Terry was born April 27, 1946, in Albertville, Ala., to Donald and Beulah Allene (Bell) Persman.

He married Rebecca Chancy on Dec. 5, 1964, in Zion. She survives of Carterville.

Terry recently worked as a salesman for Terrace Fence Co., but retired in 1996 after working many years as a firefighter for the Waukegan Fire Department.

His love was his family and he enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time with his daughter and hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons. He went on several big game hunts throughout the West. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Persman of Carterville; son, James Michael Persman and wife, Linda, of Mount Vernon; daughter, Stacy Persman of Carterville; grandsons, Eric, Michael and Jacob Persman of Mount Vernon; brother, Steve Persman and wife, Michelle, of Lindenhurst; brother, Lonnie Slaton and wife, Lisa, of Atwater, Calif.; sister, Carolyn Ledford of Kentucky; sister, Marilyn Alverez of California; father-in-law, Homer Chancy of Carterville; "granddog," "Gus"; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, and his mother-in-law, Beverly Chancy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev. Roger Odom officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, IL 62948.

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Published in The Southern Illinoisan from 8/14/2010 - 8/15/2010