Darrell Lee Terrell
  • The Salvation Army
    PO Box 848
    Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Doctors without Borders
    P.O. Box 5030
    Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030

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“It was with sadness that I read of Darrell’s passing in the Ashtabula Star Beacon. Forty plus years ago Darrell and I lived at opposite ends of...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Allshouse - Conneaut, OH

“I met Darrell only two years ago when I first became a hospice volunteer, but I got to know him well in that short time. He was a kind man who,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: John Kriese - Maryville, TN

“Darrell has blessed my life in so many ways by sharing his delightful clever wit and love of ancient literature. Unsure why he chose me to confide...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: sarah wimmer - Maryville, TN

“To the Family, We will miss Darrell. Sincerest sympathy from friends and colleagues. The Citizens Academy Alumni Association Blount County...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debby Nuchols - Maryville, TN

“Dearest Unclr Darrell Lots of sweet memories sitting in the livingroom at the Pryor's visitting. Sure will miss you. Taro Fujisawa Kurashiki,...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Taro Fujisawa - Kurashiki Japan

“What sweet memories we have of time spent with you and Katy! You will be missed my friend!! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jimmy & Cindi Young - Maryville, TN

“Go well, my dear friend. I will miss seeing you, but your sweet spirit and friendship lives on. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: SM Johnson Atchley - Maryville, TN

“Darrell encouraged my love for nature. It was always fun to discuss our "birdwatching adventures." He and Katy shared their home with family and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Treva Lou Terrell Pryor - Searcy, AR

“MAY YOU ALWAYS FIND PEACE AND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US EVEN WHEN WE ARE SUFFERING WITH LOSS OF A LOVED ONE. WILL BE PRAYING FOR...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: DAVID AND FAYE IRWIN - Knoxville, TN


Darrell Lee Terrell, age 84, of Maryville, formerly of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Born in St. Louis, he grew up in West Tennessee near Fulton KY. He was a graduate of Chestnut Glad and Fulton H.S., U.T. Martin Jr. College, Lincoln Memorial University (B.A.) and Catholic University of America. D.C., (M.S. in Library Science). Post graduate work was at Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as a farm laborer; Seed Sampler (P & G, Memphis); Clerk, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Cataloger, Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.); Teacher, Harbor H.S., Ashtabula, Ohio; Library Administrator, Ashtabula Harbor Public Library; and Lib. Administrator and Teacher, Ashtabula Campus, Kent State University. He was involved with two library building projects, one public and one academic. He retired from K.S.U., Prof. Emeritus, Library Science. He was an Army Air Corps veteran. His church memberships were Methodist Episcopal and Society of Friends (Quaker). He led a seminar Sunday School Class in Ashtabula Harbor Methodist and in Friends Church, Maryville. He was currently a member of Maryville Friends Church. Preceded in death by: Wife of 49 years, Katy Dyer; Parents, Dean & Alma (Johns) Terrell; Older Brothers, Elverne Lane and John A., and younger brother, Kenneth. He is survived by: Brother & Sister-in-law, Norman & Wanda of Knoxville, TN; Sisters, Dorothy Connell of Fulton, KY, Mary Coles of Tulsa, OK, and Treva Pryor of Searcy, AR; Sister-in-law, Barbara Terrell of Union City, TN. He enjoyed telling stories to children in classes K-7 in Harbor Public and Mother of Sorrows Parochial schools and taught English, Library Science, and Children's Literature at Kent State University. His ceramic art was accepted for shows in three cities. He enjoyed writing in school and throughout his life. For eleven years, he was co-leader of a Great Books of Western World discussion group in Ashtabula. He organized an Art Film Series at Ashtabula Campus involving noted professionals for panel discussions. One year's program received an Ohio Arts and Humanities award. He organized one very successful Children's Book Fair at the Ashtabula fine Arts Center. He was a member and officer in Kiwanis and Toastmaster's, and a member of Audubon in Ashtabula. An article about speaking was published in Toastmaster's International magazine. He was an avid gardener and bird watcher. He and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling. They camped the Northern and Southern Routes of U.S. and parts of Queen's Highway, Canada. From mid-life, he was plagued by hearing loss and chronic back problems. He was a recovering alcoholic. He suffered bouts of clinical depression. In Washington, D.C., he volunteered for teaching English as Second Language teaching. In retirement years, he worked as a volunteer for A.A.R. P income tax preparation, Adult Education (Reading), and Hospice of Maryville. The body will be cremated. A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Life Event Center, 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803. The family requests no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 848, Alcoa TN 37701, Doctors without Borders, P.O. Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030, and Habitat for Humanity. Scattering Ceremony will be at 2:30 PM at Cloyds Creek Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com.