Terry Lee Trice


Terry Lee Trice, 78, of Memphis, a retired schoolteacher, died at his home on Friday, March 7, 2014 after a brief illness.

Mr. Trice was born December 6, 1935 in Louisville, KY. A bachelor all his life, he was the eldest of three sons of late Robert C. and Gayle (Bunch) Trice, who preceded him in death. The Trice family were residents in Memphis from 1948-1961. His two surviving brothers are Robert Timothy Trice, single, of Louisville, KY and Clifton Tony Trice (wife, Virginia Carol ""Ginny"") of St. Charles, MO, who have two children, Justin Robert Trice, PhD and Brittany Gayle (Trice) Cloud (husband, Nicholas). At age 14, Mr. Trice gave his life to the Lord and was baptized by Bro. G. C. Brewer on December 11, 1949 at the Jackson Ave. Church of Christ. He is a former member of the Highland Street Church of Christ.

In 1954 he graduated from Central High School. Terry attended University of Memphis and graduated in 1960 with both a BS in Industrial Arts and MA in Education Administration. From 1957 to 1963 he was trained and served as a field medic in the Tennessee National Guard and Army Reserves. He was employed by the Memphis School System in 1961 at Westwood High School and completed his 28 year career in 1989 at Riverview Middle School. He remained a Memphis resident until the time of death.

In retirement, he loved to travel and took numerous trips overseas to WW-II battlefields and monuments. He enjoyed novel cars/airplanes and was avid reader of WW-II history.

Funeral plans in Memphis including at viewing Tuesday evening (March 11th) from 5-7 p.m. and a memorial service on Wednesday (March 12th) at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Chapel, 5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN. Burial will be with his parents and grandparents at Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville, KY early next week with a graveside service coordinated by Pearson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memphis, TN or Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY. Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2014

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