Although we will miss him greatly, we are delighted to announce the Home-going of Richard Leon Terrell on September 24, 2020, at the age of 78. No more pain, no more suffering, no more sorrow, as he stepped into the arms of Jesus and heard his Savior say “well done thy good and faithful servant.” Richard was born January 9, 1942 in Kilgore, Texas, to Curtis and Ina Corley Terrell. He served in the US Army National Guard and married the love of his life, Edna Jones, in 1964. They raised five sons. Richard loved the Lord with all his heart and truly was the hands and feet of Jesus for as long as his physical body allowed him to do so. Richard was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church in Paris, TX where he spent 43 years serving in various ministries. He was the youth director, led music, ran a bus ministry, and taught Sunday school. He also worked for over three decades at Paris Lumber with a host of coworkers who became lifelong friends. Richard loved his family and friends and was beloved by everyone who knew him. The many visitors he received as his life on earth came to a close was a testament to just how many lives he touched. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Ina, his step-dad Clarence “Pop” Parault and his siblings Jerry, Roderick, James, and Betty Jo. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edna Terrell; his brothers Jack and Ray; his sons: Ricky and wife Delynda; Barry and wife Shelly; Kenneth and wife Jennifer; Keith and wife Alysa; and Kevin and wife Melissa; and grandchildren: Beth and husband James; Zachary; Jubal and wife Marissa; Stephanie and husband Tanner; Micheal and wife Alyssa; Ashley and husband David; Jordan and husband Armin; Ryan and fiancée Kelley; Hayley and husband Tyler; Kolby; Eli; Blake; Brayden; and Nathan, and great-grandchildren: Micah; Maleigh; Isaiah; April; Addisyn; Lincoln; Ellie; Amelia; and Luke.
Friends and family are invited to attend visitation at 12:00pm and funeral at 1:00pm at Victory Baptist Church, located at 3155 Pine Mill Road in Paris, Texas, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Graveside services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove, Texas.