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Terry Duffer, Jr.

December 11, 1940 — September 1, 2019

Born in Gallatin, TN on December 11, 1940 Departed on September 1, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterThursday September 5, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pmFriday September 6, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pmA Celebration of Life: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday September 6, 2019 1:00pm
Terry William "Bill" Duffer, Jr.

Born in Gallatin, TN on December 11, 1940

Departed on September 1, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Thursday September 5, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pmFriday September 6, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pmA Celebration of Life: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday September 6, 2019 1:00pm

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3, Terry William Duffer Jr. "Bill", age 78 of Gallatin, TN died Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born December 11, 1940 in Gallatin, TN, son of the late, Terry William Duffer, Sr. and Anna Delia Smith Duffer Clubbs (James Melvin Clubbs "Pop"). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Linda Duffer. He is survived by daughter, Holly Duffer Ellis (Matt); granddaughter, Matelyn Grace Ellis; his beloved partner & mate, Mary Lou Lassiter & her son, Guy Herndon; siblings, Jenny Downs, James Marcus "Dinky" Duffer (Barb), Bobby Duffer, Wanda Jean Clubbs McKinney (Kenneth), James A. Clubbs, Robert Clubbs (Pat) and Pat Nolen (Virgil).

Terry Duffer was a Vietnam Veteran earning honors after serving 3 tours as an Aviator for the U.S. Army. During his 23 years of service he was involved in many humanitarian efforts as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot. He received many commendations for his dedication and bravery. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the U. S. Army never left him as friends and family will attest. Terry held many titles during his lifetime but his favorite was "Granddaddy". He loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing Tonk with his buddies. He was a member of Gallatin Country Club, American Legion, VFW, and Vets with Vettes.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 6th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be Thursday, September 5th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 6th from 12:00 noon until time of service.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

10 Comments Linda Douglas September 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

Terry was a good friend to my husband, Don Douglas.
He loved to play golf with Terry
So sorry for your loss

James Clubbs September 4, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

Uncle Bill had the best humor, smile, and can poke you in the side until it hurt! Love to Uncle Bill and the entire family.

Sheila and Mark September 4, 2019 at 10:37 pm - Reply

Mary Lou, So sorry for your loss…..he was such a sweet man….We are out of town…..will be thinking of you

Lisa Bradbury September 4, 2019 at 11:00 pm - Reply

Uncle Bill was one of a kind. He will be so greatly missed. Love to all my family and to those lucky enough to have known him.

Pam jackson September 5, 2019 at 12:56 am - Reply

Mary Lou, I am so very sorry for your loss!!! Prayers for peace, strength, and comfort during the coming days and months!!!!

Pam Arrington Jackson

Heather Harrison September 5, 2019 at 1:06 am - Reply

My prayers go out to you all. He was an amazing man, dad, and grandfather. I pray for comfort and peace for you all.

Sheila Capley September 5, 2019 at 3:06 am - Reply

Mary Lou, so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Tommie J Bowles September 5, 2019 at 4:47 am - Reply

So sorry Mary Lou Terry was a fine man and a good friend �'� He will be missed at the Top Hog, us girls love you and him so much.May the Lord hold you tight and ease your pain ߙ ߙ

Harry Overturff September 5, 2019 at 10:21 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He was a good friend and mentor when we worked together at CIP.

Ralph and Katie Welch September 5, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

We are so sorry about the passing of your Uncle Bill- we are remembering you and your family during this difficult time- all of our love

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