John Raymond Terhune, 78, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Russell Regional Hospital with his family by his side.
John was born May 1, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Alexius and Lena (Cira) McCarthy.
He grew up in St. Louis until the age of 8 when his family moved to southern California.
John was united in marriage to Pamela Carey on April 8, 1996 in Searcy, Arkansas. They made their home in Searcy for seven years before moving to northern California in 2002. Then in 2012 they moved to Russell.
John was a Fabricator with Consolidated Freight Ways, that changed names to Conway Freight Ways and later called XPO Logistic. He attended the United Methodist Church in Arkansas. He enjoyed working and tinkering with wood crafts.
John’s surviving family include his wife of 23 years, Pam of the home; daughter, Vickie Tammen and husband Troy of Russell, Kansas; brother, Tony Terhune of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; two sisters, Auggie Snow of Orland, California and Patty Owen of Sacramento, California; four grandchildren, Monica, Tami, Travis, and Katelynn; and two great grandchildren, Reed and Kylie. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John’s family will be conducted a private service at a later date. The family has selected cremation and no visitation will be held. Condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.