Terry Carlton Averitt, 78, of McMinnville died Sunday, March 3 at River Park Hospital.
He was born March 20, 1934 in Erin to the late Carlton Averitt and Elizabeth Bateman Averitt. He worked in various fields of the lumber business most of his adult life. He was a member of Clarksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and also attended First United Methodist Church in McMinnville. He was also a member of Clarksville Masonic Lodge No. 89. He was an U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Charlotte Averitt; brother, Kenneth Averitt; and sister, Mary Ann Atkins.
He is survived by his second wife, Bettye Jean Hallum Averitt of McMinnville; son Matt Averitt (Patty) of Clarksville; daughter Susan Averitt Hamaker (Gene) of Clarksville; brother Larry Averitt of Clarksville; four grandchildren Mary Beth Hamaker Russell, Lyndsay Averitt Koyama (Chad), Katie Averitt Duke (Vince), and Matthew (Matt) Hamaker (Jessica); and five great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Koyama, Avery Russell, Abby Koyama, Kate Russell and Ava Duke.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Steve Louder and Rev. David Averitt officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1410 Golf Club Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040 or First United Methodist Church in McMinnville, 200 West Main Street, McMinnville, TN 37110.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040, (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 6, 2013