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Terry Gean SorrellsPassing: January 20, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 25th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 24th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, January 25th @ 10:00am-11:00am


No Burial

BEDFORD – Terry Gean Sorrells, 74, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2024, at his residence.

Born August 26, 1949, in Huron, he was the son of Laverne and Helen Louise (Stroud) Sorrells.  Terry married Karen Blackwell on May 6, 1967 and she survives.

Terry was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell High School and obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from Adam Smith University.  He was a veteran of the Army, serving in the Vietnam War, and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33.  Terry was also a member of the Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Organization, serving as their first commander. He had worked in several positions in safety and law enforcement over 44 years, and retired after 25 years in explosive safety at NSWC Crane.  Terry was of the Christian Faith. 

Surviving are his wife, Karen Sorrells of Bedford; children, Dayna Sorrells of Bedford, Dustin (Melissa) Sorrells of Mitchell, and Danny (Talesha) Sorrells of Bedford; and grandchildren, Dayson Sorrells, Dannah Sorrells, Delaney Sorrells, Lillie Barnett, Donovan Terry Sorrells, and Amaryss Munyanyi.   

His parents and brothers, Richard L. Sorrells, Ronald “Ronnie” L. Sorrells, Steven “Mike” Sorrells, and Jerry D. Sorrells, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Ted Johnson officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.  Cremation to follow.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Organization. 

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20 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: February 3, 2024
    Karen and Families, Our Thoughts and prayers are with You All. Thanks Terry for Your Service. Fly High.
  2. Guest: Donna Thornton Ray | Louisville, Kentucky
    Date: January 30, 2024
    Terry and I worked at Crane together. He was always so nice and funny. My condolences to the family.
  3. Guest: Juanita Russell Jean | Springfield MO 324E NORTON Rd Apt 8
    Date: January 25, 2024
    I went to school with these boys I was in the same grade as Mike.
  4. Guest: Nancy Miller | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2024
    I met Terry and family years ago when we were first in the same neighborhood. He was a special guy. I will be praying for you as you navigate life without him.
  5. Guest: Kent King | Mitchell, Ind.
    Date: January 23, 2024
    So Sorry and prayers to Karen and family. will be missed by me and many others, life time friend and Vietnam Brother. Rest in peace Terry .
  6. Guest: Paul and Kathy Stroud | Mitchell, Indians
    Date: January 23, 2024
    Kathy and I send our heartfelt condolences to the Sorrells family on Terry’s passing. During our youth we had so many good times playing basketball and baseball at Huron. Terry was a great guy who served his Country with dignity and dedication. Rest In Peace Cousin.
  7. Guest: Reny Burgi | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2024
    My sincere condolences to all the family. Terry always took time to speak and share a good ole Huron story. Always a friend
  8. Guest: Glen Stroud | Athens, Ga.
    Date: January 22, 2024
    Will always remember cousin Terry smiling and laughing just like his mother Helen. Prayers for the family.
  9. Guest: Bruce Hawkins | Shoals
    Date: January 22, 2024
    So sad to see Terry leave this world but, he is in a better place. Very proud to be called a friend by my brother in arms, May he rest in peace.
  10. Guest: Sue (Pridemore) Conolty | Largo
    Date: January 22, 2024
    So sorry for the loss of another one of the Huron kids I grew up with. Praying you find comfort in the strength that God will provide.
  11. Guest: Susan Thompson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 22, 2024
    I worked with Terry for many years at Crane. He was always dedicated and hard-working, and he was a real gentleman in the process. Rest In Peace, Terry. You have earned the rewards of your journey.
  12. Guest: Susan Thompson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 22, 2024
    I worked with Terry for many years at Crane. He was always dedicated and hard-working, and he was a real gentleman in the process. Rest In Peace, Terry.
  13. Guest: Netha King Wyman | Muncie
    Date: January 21, 2024
    I went to school with Terry at Huron and Mitchell. My sympathy to the family..
  14. Guest: Carole A Abel | Bedford
    Date: January 21, 2024
    There are no word to express my grief for your family. Just know the good Lord has another Angel! Love to all!
  15. Guest: Kelly (Terrell) Trowbridge | Highland IL
    Date: January 21, 2024
    Sending my deepest condolences to the family so sorry for your loss. Terry was related to my Dad Max Terrell
  16. Guest: Tommy Welin | Seoul, Korea
    Date: January 21, 2024
    My deepest condolences to Terry's family and friends. May he R.I.P. I know he will be greatly missed by all. Farewell my Vietnam Brother!
  17. Guest: Patty Winner | Bedford
    Date: January 21, 2024
    So sorry for your loss Karen!! Prayers for comfort for you and the family.
  18. Guest: Ruth Gilstrap | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 21, 2024
    I worked with Terry at Crane. He was always a very nice guy. My condolences to his family.
  19. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: January 21, 2024
    So sorry for your loss.
  20. Guest: Nicki Wesner | Bedford
    Date: January 21, 2024
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Will be praying for you all.