Harley Terrell © Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat
February 01, 2010
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Funeral Services for Harley Terrell, 73 of Park Hill will be 10:00 am Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the first Baptist Church Tahlequah. Officiating will be Rev. Buddy Hunt. Serving as pallbearers are Richard Sedwick, Joe Byrd, Gary Dacyczyn, Johnny Terrell, Lee Sutterfield and Larry Guyot. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Masonic Lodge.
Interment will follow in the Pettit Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.
On-line condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.
Harley L. Terrell passed away peacefully, January 29th, 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Harley was born July 26, 1936 in Cookson, Oklahoma to Charlie and Hazel Terrell.
Harley attended school at Pettit, Chilocco Indian School, and Northeastern State University, graduating in 1978 with his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Harley joined the Air Force in 1955, serving 12 ? years active duty and 15 years in the Air Force Reserve, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant.
Harley retired from Indian Health Services in 1995 as a Biomedical Engineering Technician.
Harley was a member of the Cherokee Nation and served on the Tribal Council for one term. He was a Disabled American Veteran and member of the Air Force Sergeants Assoc., American Legion Post #135, Elks Lodge #2601, and the Masons' Cherokee Lodge #10.
Harley was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Terrell, two brothers, Donald Terrell and Billy Terrell and two sons, Andy Terrell and Terry Sedwick.
Harley is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Terrell, of the home; daughter, Linda Guyot and husband Larry, of Las Cruces, NM; daughter, Penny Buckley and husband Rocky, of Cookson, OK; son, Dean Terrell and wife Teresa, of Alamogordo, NM; son, Richard Sedwick and wife DeAnne, of Park Hill, OK; son, Allen Sedwick and wife Marcy, of Basehor, KS; son, Ben Terrell and wife Sharon, of Fort Gibson, OK; his mother Hazel Terrell of Keys, OK; 16 grandchildren: T.J., Serena, Lauren, Leslee, Chandra, Brandy, Rebecca, Chelsea, Allen Jr., Katrina, Richard Jr., Jeremy, Jessica, Jorjan, Bailey and Lainie, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren, brother, Jim Terrell and wife Linda, of Eucha, OK.; sister, Nelda Ritchie and husband Jimmy, of Keys, OK.; brother, Dewey Terrell and wife Bea, of Keys, OK.; sisters-in-law, Sharan Carman, Juanita Sutterfield and husband Lee, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Harley loved gardening, fishing, traveling the highways and hunting in New Mexico.
Harley served his country and community honorably and was much loved and respected.
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