Charles Clinton Terry, 78, of McDowell, died Thursday, July 14, 2005 at his home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1926 in West Virginia, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Hoover Terry.
Mr. Terry attended Hiner Church of the Brethren. He served in three branches of the military service: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force and he was also a U.C. Merchant Marine. He was a civilian employee of the federal government at Fort Meade, Md. working as a heating and air conditioning technician.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Terry, and a sister, Louise Creed.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred C. Terry of McDowell; a stepdaughter, Sandy Botkin and husband, Dale, of McDowell; two stepsons, Richard Blankenship and his wife Linda, and Jim Blankenship and his wife, Louette, all of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Helen Myers and her husband, Gilbert of Westminster, Md.; five grandchildren, Jamie and Joe Botkin, Pattie Hankins, Jimmy Blankenship and Angel Mays and two great-granddaughters, Abbie Botkin and Tulula Mays.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 13, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell by the Rev. Garold Senger.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, Va. 24465; Hiner Church of the Brethern, McDowell, Va. 24458 or Hospice of the Highlands, P.O. Drawer Z, Hot Springs, Va. 24465.