William “Dub” M. Terrell
William “Dub” Marcellus Terrell, 105, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 102 years, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He was born August 24, 1912 in Jefferson County, AL to William and Lula Terrell, now deceased.
Dub was of the Methodist faith. He worked multiple jobs throughout his lifetime. These included, Awning and Tent works during the depression, working at a radio station for a short time, as well as Brock Candy Company and Coca Cola bottling company, as well as carpentry work. He also bought properties and rebuilt homes to resell. He also had orange groves that were harvested yearly. He retired from the Railway Express Company where he worked as a freight handler. Dub was a jack of all trades, so to speak. Dub joined the U.S. Navy in January of 1942, WWII. When he received liberty, he would travel around and learn all he could about the area. Dub loved being on the water and always owned a boat of some kind. He often built his own cabin on a small boat and continued his travels in this way. This remarkable man left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Jennie and Gary Hertling of Alva, FL and Bobby and Becky Murray of Fort Denaud, FL.
Dub was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Terrell in 1995; as well as two brothers, Augustus and Edward Terrell.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Alva Cemetery, date and time to be determined.
Memorial Contributions in memory of William “Dub” Marcellus Terrell are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.