MITCHELL – Terry Ray Tanksley, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
Born March 25, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy “Red” and Norma (Eager) Tanksley. He married Trudy Suzanne Snow September 3, 1966.
Terry worked at Carpenter Body Works and later retired from NWSC—Crane. He was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwood University. Terry was a proud U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M and a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church. He loved his family and being active in his grandkids sports.
Surviving: wife, Trudy Suzanne Tanksley of Mitchell;
children, Todd Rex (Holly) Tanksley of Mitchell,
Tessa Leigh (Brad) Abplanalp of Mitchell,
Ty Kenneth (Kathy) Tanksley of Mitchell;
grandchildren, Hannah Tanksley, Brody Tanksley, A.J. Abplanalp, Emma Kate
Abplanalp, Harley Tanksley, Tate Tanksley, and Norah
sister, Joni Pridemore of Orange County.
His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Mitchell First Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the First Baptist Church.
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