John Albert Terry (1921 - 2018)

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John Albert Terry, 97, of Mulberry Grove, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Vandalia.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Liberty Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove, with the Rev. Randy Whitehead officiating and military rites accorded by Mulberry Grove American Legion Post No. 1180. Memorials: Mulberry Grove American Legion Post No. 1180 or to an education fund for his grandchildren. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Terry was born on Aug. 18. 1921, in Bond County, the son of James G. and Cecil E. (Merry) Terry. He married Neta F. Appleby on March 30, 1947; this past March, they celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
John was a former farmer and employee of Contel Telephone Co., now known as Verizon Wireless. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of VFW Old Capitol Post No. 3862 of Vandalia and American Legion Post No. 1118 of Mulberry Grove.
He is survived by his wife; daughter-in-law, Denise Terry of Mulberry Grove; sisters, Elaine Vanhorn of Sullivan, June Peters of Vicksburg, Miss.; and grandchildren, Rachel Terry and Joshua Terry, both of Mulberry Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Terry; an infant son, Maurice Dean Terry; and a sister, Bonnie White.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 9 to Sept. 19, 2018
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