Terry Mendenhall (1939 – 2017)

Terry L. Mendenhall, age 77, of Delta, passed away early Wednesday morning June 28, 2017 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice.

He was born in Wabash, IN on July 17, 1939 to the late John W. Mendenhall and Bernice (Simpson) Mendenhall. Terry graduated from Macomber High School and on November 6, 1965 in Toledo he married Alice Morford, who survives. Terry was a Veteran having served during the Vietnam War with the U.S Army from 1962-1965.

He was employed 19 years with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical and later 10 years for Campbell Soup before retiring. Terry was a loving person with a great personality. He is remembered as having a thousand jokes and always able to make people laugh. In his last few years it was a story of repetition with his jokes, but he still was able to make those around him gleam with laughter.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Alice; he is survived by his children, Pamela (Brad Hildreth) Lampson, Timothy (Cheryl) Mendenhall, Theodore (Marcy) Mendenhall and Karen (Joe Honeycutt) Vasvery; brother, Larry (Frankie) Mendenhall; sisters, Alma Bodi and Maxine (Jon) Surprise; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. A funeral service honoring Terry’s life will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home with military rites performed by the Fulton County Honor Guard. Rev. Dr. Lorraine Niboro will be officiating. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Parkinson Foundation, 150 West South Boundary, PBM #202, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave., Suite 250, Toledo, Ohio 43606 in his name.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

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1 Comment on "Terry Mendenhall (1939 – 2017)"

  1. Hello Dear Alice and family, Sorry to learn of Terry’s passing. To tell you the truth, I didn’t realize that he was still alive. We used to hang around together years ago. My husband Larry Buck worked with Terry at Kaiser Aluminum years ago. We knew him as “Barefoot”. So we are Larry and Barb Buck. I hope that you will remember us? Larry passed away on July 11, 1992 of a Massive Heart attack. He had remarried 14yrs earlier. I still live in the same house in Toledo. I became a nurse in 1980 and lost touch with a lot of friends. I would like to talk with you to hear more about you and your family. Again, I am so sorry about your loss. My phone number is 419-531-2492, if you ever find the time to contact me. I am retired now and I do have an answering machine. Please leave me your phone number if you call and I am not at home. May God Be with you and your family at this most difficult time. Thank You, Barbara Buck

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