James Floyd Terrell
James Floyd Terrell, 74, of Decatur, Alabama/Tanner, Alabama (formerly of Gloversville, N.Y.), died at home on November 28, 2013, going to be with our Lord after bravely fighting a long battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on January 27, 1939, to Fred and Marion Terrell (Morehouse). He graduated from Lansingburg High School, Troy, N.Y. He served in the United States Army at Fort Knox, continuing his service in the National Guard. He attended Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Patricia Collins (Terrell); and brother, Floyd Terrell.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joanne Terrell (Loveless). They were married on July 12, 1959.
He is lovingly remembered by his daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Susan Grumbir (Terrell) of Decatur, Alabama; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Terrell of Archdale, N.C.; grandsons, Jim Bishop of San Francisco, California, Tony Bishop of Ajijic Mexico, Jack Terrell of Jamestown, N.C., Luke Terrell of Wilmington, N.C.; three stepgrandsons, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim’s professional career was that of a director of human resources for over 40 years in the pulp and paper industry. Upon retirement, they began living their dream – travelling with their RV full time.
He enjoyed hunting, loved competitive skeet shooting, and participated every fall at the NSSA in San Antonio, Texas, winning many medals and competed in the World Championships.
Jim was baptized on November 16, 2013,
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life was held at Epic Church, in Decatur, on December 2.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Athens Limestone County, P.O. Box 626, Athens, AL 35612. See complete obituary, memorial page, and send condolences to the family at memorialwebsites.legacy.com/jamesterrell/Homepage.aspx.