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James Miller "Jim" Terrell

Died: November 10, 2017

James “Jim” Miller Terrell unexpectedly passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at his home in Baton Rouge, La. He was 66 years old. He was born in Baton Rouge, La. on Dec. 9, 1950, the son of James Franklin “Frank” Terrell Jr. and Ida Miller Terrell. He loved his home state and spent most of his life there. As an avid spor…read more

James “Jim” Miller Terrell unexpectedly passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at his home in Baton Rouge, La. He was 66 years old. He was born in Baton Rouge, La. on Dec. 9, 1950, the son of James Franklin “Frank” Terrell Jr. and Ida Miller Terrell. He loved his home state and spent most of his life there. As an avid sportsman and lifelong fan of the LSU Tigers, his travels took him across the United States and the world. Some of his fondest memories included trips to New Orleans to watch LSU win two football championships with his wife and children. He loved all sports and placed in the Junior Olympics in backstroke in his youth. Later in his life, he was a proud supporter at the various sporting events of his children, J.P. and Katherine. He graduated from University High School in Baton Rouge and attended Nicholls State University before graduating from LSU. He would later follow in the footsteps of his father Frank and grandfather J.A. “Dusty” Miller as owner and president of Miller Terrell Buick. Upon retiring from the automobile business, he enjoyed a second career as a real estate developer. He served in the National Guard from 1969-1975. He was a loyal friend, beloved father and devoted husband of 35 years. His favorite holiday was Christmas, and for more than a decade, he and his dear friend Shelby Harris delighted in leading off the annual Jefferson Place-Bocage Christmas Parade in his cherished 1975 Buick LeSabre convertible. He was a stellar individual with a deep kindness for everyone, an infectious sense of humor and loved pulling pranks on his children and family members. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Potter Terrell; sister, Antoinette “Toni” Terrell James; son, James Potter Terrell, daughter-in-law Angelle Domingue Terrell; daughter, Katherine Louise Terrell; and grandson James Charles Terrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida Miller Terrell and James Franklin Terrell Jr., sister Teri Lynne Terrell and brother-in-law Newton Ward James. He was a former president of Le Circle de Bacchus in Baton Rouge, member of the Baton Rouge Country Club, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, First United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Baton Rouge Assembly and Fais Do-Do Social Club, among others. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St, on Monday, Nov. 13 from 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Visitation Tuesday at Rabenhorst, Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. Internment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park and Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70802; Hunters for the Hungry, 1666 Stoneliegh Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or The Baton Rouge Food Bank. Pallbearers will be Karl Alexander, Butler Bourgeois Sr., Butler Bourgeois Jr., Bobby Jensen, Jody Jensen, Ken Jensen, Billy Potter, Chip Weimar and Billy Wright.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greenoaks Memorial Park

Address:

9595 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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