VIENNA, Ill. — Terry Dale Mullins, 65, of rural Vienna, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, August 4, 2012, at 6:37 a.m. at his home.
Born August 18, 1946, in Logan, he was a son of Olive Pearl McCoy Mullins Lucas of Staunton, Va., and the late James Dale Mullins. Also preceding him in death was his stepfather, Pershing Lucas; brother, Bobby Lucas, and nephew, Brad Brumfield.
Terry was united in marriage to Brenda F. Dalton April 1, 1987, in Jackson, Mo. She survives. Additional survivors include three daughters, Terrah Leigh-Anne Mullins (Aaron Magary) of Vienna, Hayleigh Don Mullins of Bath, Maine, and Katelynn Elizabeth Mullins of Agana Heights, Guam; three sons, John Oakley (Rhonda) Hill of Ozark, Ill., Rodney Allen (Jennifer) Davis of Goreville, Ill., and Troy James (Jamie) Davis of Vienna; seven grandchildren; sister, Cathy Sue (Dave) Brumfield of Harts; two brothers, James Roger (Vera) Mullins of Carrollton, Ohio, and Johnny Lee (Sandi) Lucas of Anamosa, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many dear friends. Terry was also anticipating the birth of twin granddaughters in October 2012
In addition to his father, Terry was preceded in death by:
Terry was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1964-1972. During his military tenure, Terry served as a medical administrative specialist and flew air rescue and air evacuation of patients from southeast Asia for two years. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Terry received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Training and Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He had an extensive professional career in healthcare management and medical services. From 1973-1978, Terry was the Illinois Department of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator and Hospital Administrative Director of the Emergency Department at Sherman Hospital and IDOC in Elgin, Ill. He was employed from 1978-1980 as a federal medical services director in Oklahoma City; and from 1980-1989 he served as the EMS Coordinator/Instructor and Program Coordinator of Safety Awareness for Southeastern Illinois College. From 1989-1992, he served as regional manager for Prison Health Services. Terry served from 1992-1999 as Vice President of Wexford Health Sources, later serving as Senior Practice Manager for the University of Texas Medical Branch. Terry last was employed as the Director of Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the Marion V.A. Medical Center, where he was a member of the Systemic Ongoing Assessment and Review Strategy (SOARS) evaluation team. Terry retired December 31, 2010.
Terry was a very active and involved individual in community and civic affairs. He had served as a member and was the past-president of the Vienna High School Board of Education.
Terry loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, golfing and spending time sitting on his front porch. Terry was an FFA alumnus and had a deep love for his farm and the land. Terry was also an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.
A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. today, August 7, at the Vienna City Park with Brother Kim Capel officiating. Military honors and flag presentation will be conducted by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post 5222 and the Illinois National Guard Burial Honors Detail.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. today at the Park. Those attending the service are asked to dress casually and comfortably.
Following the service an informal procession will form to travel to the family residence for a gathering. Family and friends who enjoy motorcycles are encouraged to ride their bikes.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
To share a memory of Terry or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.baileyfh.com
Bailey Funeral Home of Vienna, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.