American Veteran 06

Clemon Henry Terrell

September 30, 1929 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 92)

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Obituary

Clemon Henry Terrell was born September 30, 1929 in Orange County, North Carolina to James Allen Terrell and Navella Torain Terrell. After a period of declining health, while surrounded by his loving wife and son, he gently transitioned into eternity on April 5, 2022. Clemon was a graduate of Pleasant Grove Union High School with the Class of 1950. Following high school, he enlisted into the United States Coast Guard. It was here that Clemon devoted 20 years of dedicated services to the United States and her coasts. Following his retirement from the Coast Guard he began a vibrant career with the Alamance Burlington School System from which he also retired. As was stated by him, one of the biggest events in his life was when he received a delayed, but not denied promotion from the United States Coast Guard.  Due to segregation, there were limited opportunities for advancement within the guard during his years of enlistment. Finally 44 years following his retirement from the service, Clemon Henry Terrell was promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Clemon Henry Terrell.  

Spiritually Clemon was a member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Mebane North Carolina where he served on the Trustee Board and was a devoted member.  Fraternally brother Terrell was a member of the Yadkins Lodge #799 PHA FA&M where he served as a devoted brother and Past Master. He was a devoted father husband and grandfather who loved his family. While he was stern, he held fast to his beliefs and was still loving, gentle and a man of few words.

He leaves unending love to his devoted and loving wife of 68 years and constant caregiver for several months, Mrs. Nellie Mae Carr Terrell.   He leaves life lessons to his son Brandon Eric Terrell and his wife Algenia.  Lastly he leaves his tender love and care to his "heartbeats", grandchildren: Kennedy and Nicholas. He also leaves a legacy of devotion to his last surviving aunts: Bertha Valines and Juanita Torain as well as nieces and nephews many other relatives and dear friends.

He now joins his loving parents as well as all his siblings Delmore Terrell, Rudolph Terrell, twins Robert Terrell  and Richard Terrell, Betty Terrell Oakley, Doris Terrell Oakley and Corine Terrell  Booker.

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
April 6, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Thursday
April 7, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Thursday
April 7, 2022

North Lawn Cemetery
947-999 Ross St.
Burlington, NC 27217

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