John Raymond Terhune, 78, Russell, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., to Alexius and Lena (Cira) McCarthy.

He married Pamela Carey on April 8, 1996, in Searcy, Ark. He was a fabricator with Consolidated Freight Ways.

Survivors include his wife, of 23 years, of the home; a daughter, Vickie “Dead Dog” Tammen, Russell; a brother, Tony Terhune, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two sisters, Auggie Snow, Orland, Calif., and Patty Owen, Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private service will be at a later date.

Family has selected cremation and no visitation will be held.

Condolences can be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.