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  • Dallas L. Terwillger, 80

  • Loving husband, father, grandfather and friend
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  • Dallas L. Terwilliger, age 80, of Eldon, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born in Brinktown on June 2, 1934, son of the late Ivan and Bertha (Clark) Terwilliger. On October 4, 1952, Dallas was united in marriage to Evelyn Adkins, who survives at the home.
    Dallas worked construction for several years, eventually owning his own company, Terwilliger Construction in the Lake Ozark area. After retiring from construction, Dallas and Evelyn owned and operated The Chuck Wagon on Bagnell Dam Strip from 1980-1983. Thereafter, he was manager of Empire Gas in Kaiser and his final employment was at Custom Sign Systems.
    Dallas was a member of the Christian Church. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and traveling but his greatest love was catfish fishing at Truman Lake and on the Osage River below Bagnell Dam.
    He is also survived by one son, Ronald D. Terwilliger; three daughters, Trudy L. Hunt and husband Rick, Myrna L. Hickman, and Holly J. Barklage; six grandchildren, Jeanie J. Busch, Chrissy H. Busch, Angela M. Landreth, Amanda M. Horne, Jessica D. Dunne, and Amber L. Holdt; and six great-grandchildren, Zachary D. Purnell, Chelsea M. Busch, Elizabeth A. Landreth, Caleb J. Busch, Brodie W. Horne, and Brooklyn M. Horne.
    He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald; two sisters, Nadine and Carlene; and one infant grandchild, Krystle.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with services immediately following at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Bro. Manuel Seaton will officiate. Interment will be in Crismon Cemetery near Brinktown.
    Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or to Crismon Cemetery.
    Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.
     

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