Terry Lee Hunsucker, 64, passed away Monday January 27, 2014 at his home in North Richland Hills, Texas after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born July 26, 1949 in Winchester to the late Stewart and Rosabelle Hunsucker. As a youth he was involved in activities such as Boy Scouts and was president of his Methodist Youth Fellowship group. Terry was president and a graduate of the Driver High School class of 1967. While attending Ball State University, he was active in Student Government and was president of the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Terry graduated from Ball State with a business degree in 1971. After graduation, he moved to California and became a valued employee of Mars, Incorporated, Kal Kan/Pedigree Pet Food division, for 35 years. He started out on the assembly-line in Vernon, Calif. and called Irvine, Calif., home for more than 26 years; and availed himself of the opportunity to enjoy extensive international travel for both business and pleasure.
Terry retired from Mars, Inc., as senior executive of manufacturing and logistics in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Upon retirement in 2005, Terry became involved in a number of ventures. He helped found and was a senior partner in Franklin Cornerstone LLC. Their most notable projects to date are the Winchester Towne Square Business and Community Center and the Towne Square Cinema and Cafe. He was also an investor in the Randolph Inn and Suites and the Randolph Grille. In addition, he was President of T.L. Hunsucker Investments, LLC which focused on residential real estate holdings. Terry continued his education by receiving a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Texas-Arlington. He went on to establish the T.L Hunsucker Education Foundation in partnership with Central Indiana Community Foundation, to provide college scholarships to students in need in East Central Indiana. Terry also set up a college scholarship fund to Ball State University.
As a divisional vice-president of Delta Tau Delta, Terry was able to mentor students at numerous Texas Universities. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent mentoring the young men of his cherished Epsilon Mu Chapter at Ball State. In addition to his philanthropy in education, Terry has most recently been a driving force in Winchester with the establishment of Comfey Paws Animal Shelter, Inc., the placement of new benches around the town Square and as an avid supporter of JuneFest and the Dickens Christmas on the Square festival. In recognition of Terry's philanthropy and civic involvement in East Central Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence in October, 2013 named Terry Hunsucker a Sagamore of the Wabash, awarding him Indiana's highest civilian honor.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Hunsucker; stepdaughters, Erin and Kristine; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and John Harris; nieces, Kelly Harris South and her children Alec and Danielle, Jody Harris Booher and her husband Wyatt and children Aaron and Annika Otto and Holly Kirsten Holladay and her husband Patrick and children Bryce and Dylan.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday at Thayer Funeral Home, Winchester, Pastor Heather Foley officiating. Entombment will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester.
Family and Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Comfey Paws, at P.O. Box 484, Winchester, IN 47394.
Thayer Funeral Home
327 E Franklin St
Winchester, IN 47394
Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on Jan. 30, 2014