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Terry Van King

February 22, 1948 — January 13, 2022


Terry King, age 73, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was a resident at Bickford Memory Care for a year. He was born in Conran, Missouri on February 22, 1948 to the late Marion and Edna (Emerson) King.

He graduated from LaMoille High School in 1966 and served his country in the United States Army from October 1967 until October 1969. After basic training, he was stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia and Stuttgart, Germany. He married the love of his life, DeAnn Kay Pinter April 6, 1969. He worked at RR Donnelley and Sons for 39 ½ years, starting downtown in Chicago and then being transferred to Crawfordsville in 1991. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and activities and telling them tall tales. He liked woodworking, hunting and fishing, gardening, reading, birdwatching, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, DeAnn; three children, Denise (Chad) Mixdorf, Nyla (Sean) Gwynn, and Dan (Sara) King; six grandchildren, Tori (Jeffrey) Miller, Vince (Jeanine) Gwynn, Veronica Gwynn, Vaughn Gwynn, Stella King, and Nolan King; two great-granddaughters, Roslyn Miller and Emery Gwynn; four sisters, Peggy Davenport, Bonnie Faber, Connie Mecum, and Rita Blackburn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Verla Laws, Wendy Davenport, and Mary Lou Kennedy; two brothers, Ray King and Phil King; and three brother-in-law's, Don Davenport, Brian Pinter, and Wayne Cooper.

There will be a visitation at Christ Lutheran Church 300 W. South Blvd in Crawfordsville on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Kelly Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at New Richmond Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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