Joe Terry, 83, of Fort Smith, died Thursday, April 3 2014 in Fort Smith. He was retired from GTE, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Korean War, a member of Grace Community Church, an avid golfer, and a baseball and rodeo fan.

Graveside service was Monday, April 7 at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Charlene Terry; two daughters, Charlotte Dycus and husband Bert of New Braunfels, Texas, and Debi Vordick and husband Mike of San Marcos, Texas; one son, Billy Terry and wife Christy of Fort Smith; two sisters, Dorthy Dolan of Greenwood, and Mary Bell Matthews and husband Elmo of Fort Smith; five grandsons and four great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Dycus, Kyle Dycus, Travis Vordick, Tyson Vordick, Seth Terry, and Randy McRoberts.

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