John Walter Terrell, age 84, of Pekin

John Walter Terrell, age 84, of Pekin


John Walter Terrell, age 84, of Pekin, Indiana passed due to COVID-19 on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital. 

Born June 16, 1937, in Mitchell, Indiana, he was the son of the late Wilburn Harrison Terrell and Alma B. (Miller) (Terrell) Williams. 

On May 10, 1957, he married Barbara (Firkin) Terrell who survives.

John retired from General Electric with 39 years of service and was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Pekin.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Terrell; 3 children:  Charles Walter Terrell (Karen), John Wayne Terrell (Charlotte), and Deborah Sue Allgeier (Tim); 2 sisters: Alice Marie Hart and Linda Bishop (Jerry); 1 brother: Wilburn Eugene Terrell; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pekin with Bro. Jerry Goodwin officiating. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 7, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Pekin Chapel and again Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. 

Burial to follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

The family kindly requests that masks be worn and to socially distance with no physical contact.