Maurice O. Terry, 84

Maurice O. Terry, 84, of LaFontaine, passed away at his lake home on Monday, April 24, 2017.

He was born to the late Thomas Harrison "Harry" and Martha (Payne) Terry on Dec. 1, 1932, in Moundville, Ala.

He was a Hale Community High School graduate and he received his bachelor degree at University of Alabama, where he remained an avid fan. Maurice married Bonnie Rigney on June 16, 1962; she survives. He served his country in the United States Army. Maurice retired as a Veteran Administrator for the Marion Veterans Hospital in Marion, Indiana. Maurice was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church in LaFontaine. He was also a member of American Legion Post 49 in Van Buren, NARFE, Arbor Trace Golf Club in Marion, and Meals on Wheels of Wabash County.

Maurice enjoyed the veterans group that met once a month in LaFontaine, fishing, golfing, spending time at the lake, watching and feeding his birds, and his love for his cat, Punkin.

Along with his wife, Bonnie; he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Martha (Jesse) Godwin of Pineapple, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Shawn O. Terry,brothers and sisters, Olla Bell Terry, Estelle Terry, Olen Terry, Odelle Lakeman, Frances Gafford, Thomas Terry, Lester Terry, and J.D. Terry.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 W. Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Crystal Jacobson and Pastor Larry Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. Preferred memorials are directed to LaFontaine United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2017 Apr 25