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Terry Ray TanksleyPassing: March 30, 2022


Mitchell First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Monday, April 4th @ 1:00pm


Mitchell First Baptist Church

Monday, April 4th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, April 4th

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

                                      Tanksley; and

                            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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31 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Phil -Susan dixon | Oolitic in
    Date: April 11, 2022
    Trudy so sorry for your loss Jesus lord bless your family
  2. Guest: Suzi Connell Wilson | Bedford Indians
    Date: April 4, 2022
    I am so sorry Trudy…..and your entire family. My most sincere condolences.
  3. Guest: Naomi Petty | Henryville, IN
    Date: April 4, 2022
    Todd, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace!
  4. Guest: Melissa Russell | William's, IN
    Date: April 4, 2022
    I had the privilege of working with Terry. Great guy!! He was always pleasant to talk to, and always had a joke to tell. My condolences go out to his family. See you on the other side, Terry!
  5. Guest: Bob Connell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 3, 2022
    Sorry for your loss and sorry I am unable to make the visitation or the funeral. Terry was a good man, husband, father, and grandfather. He’s a person who will be missed.
  6. Guest: Brooks Tanksley | New Palestine, Indiana
    Date: April 3, 2022
    Condolences to Trudy & family. I’ll always remember the bond Terry & I shared during our youth. Rest in Peace, cousin
  7. Guest: Barb Morarity | Linton, IN
    Date: April 3, 2022
    Tessa - I am so very sorry for your loss. I know we all had had such a good working relationship at Crane. I know he will be surely missed by everyone. I feel blessed to have known him.
  8. Guest: Kent King | Mitchell ind.
    Date: April 3, 2022
    So Sorry for your loss Trudy, prayers for you and family .
    Date: April 3, 2022
  10. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: April 2, 2022
    Trudy, my condolences to you and your family.
  11. Guest: Jerry W. Allen | Mitchell
    Date: April 1, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Terry was a good friend. Played a lot of ball together. Came through all the ball fields together with our boys. Always good to see, and talk with him. RIP Terry, see ya soon.
  12. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell
    Date: April 1, 2022
    My condolences to Trudy and family.
  13. Guest: Cindy Miller | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Trudy and family, I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I will be saying prayers for your family during this difficult time. Cindy Miller
  14. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Trudy, I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. You are in my prayers at this time. Janet
    Date: April 1, 2022
  16. Guest: Brad and Lee Purlee | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Our love and prayers are with your family at this time…so sorry for your great loss! What a wonderful legacy he left behind!
  17. Guest: Carol Crane | Bedford
    Date: April 1, 2022
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Hang on to your wonderful memories. Praying for all of you! Carol Crane
  18. Guest: Paula Williams | Liberty Township Ohio
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Trudy so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family
  19. Guest: Ty Holt | Bloomington
    Date: April 1, 2022
    So very sorry for the loss of your father. Terry was a great guy that was loved very much by his kids and grandkids. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts to the family at this very sad time.
  20. Guest: Terry Roudenbush | Borden, IN
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Todd, I will not be available to visit personally but wanted to let you know I have prayed for peace in this difficult time. It’s very hard losing the patriarch of the family. Prayers, Terry Roudenbush
  21. Guest: Roy and Marcia Sage | Orleans, ind
    Date: April 1, 2022
    Trudy, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
  22. Guest: Scott mundy | buffalo
    Date: April 1, 2022
    a friend for life
  23. Guest: Shirley (Bex) Mosier | Shoals Indiana
    Date: April 1, 2022
    So sorry for your loss Trudy I will keep you and your family in my prayers
  24. Guest: Sue Compton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 31, 2022
    Trudie’s and family, so sorry to see this news. My sincere condolences to all.
  25. Guest: Susan Porter | Mitchell IN
    Date: March 31, 2022
    Trudy You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  26. Guest: Dan and Paula Caudell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 31, 2022
    Trudy and family, Dan and I are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Dan said he has fond memories of Terry from Carpenter’s. We will keep you in prayer. Terry was a fine man and I know he will be missed by many as well as his family!
  27. Guest: Cindy Tanksley Ryan | Canberra, Australia
    Date: March 31, 2022
    I'm so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. The first time I remember meeting Terry, was when me and my family rented a place right behind Terry's house. I was out in the back yard push mowing the 2 acres with about 25 walnut trees. I was so hot and exhausted, I went inside to cool down and have lunch. Next thing I see was some man with his tractor mowing the rest of the backyard for me. I knew he was my 2nd cousin but had never spoke to him. I go outside and introduce myself and of course he knew dad. I couldn't Thank him enough for helping me that day. He will definitely be missed by many. Thank you again Terry. Love from Bud Tanksley family
  28. Guest: Phyllis Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 31, 2022
    So sorry! You will be in our prayers! Nobe&phyllis
  29. Guest: Marcy Pedersen | Hampton, Va
    Date: March 31, 2022
    I am sorry for your families loss. I will be praying for your family.
  30. Guest: Cindy and Tom Vash | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 31, 2022
    We are so sorry to hear this. WE will always remember this giant of a man; you could count on him to be cheering in the stands of football field, volleyball court, and baseball fields. We admired his commitment to his kids, grandkids and beautifully to his wife. AJ will always remind us of him, in looks and demeanor. To all the family; you are in our prayers. Rest easy "Tank"
  31. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: March 31, 2022
    Condolences to Trudy and all the family!🙏❤