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Mr. Terry “Stump” Wright Rich, 72, of Huntingdon, Tennessee,died from a short battle of cancer on Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home, with his family gathered around him.
Funeral services were Friday, June 4, 2021 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Clint Ezell officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mr. Rich was born June 21, 1948 in Milan, Tennessee to the late Glendon Ray Rich and Nell Marie (Smith) Rich. He retired from DuPont and attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid whittler, horseman and outdoorsman and was very involved in the Rich Family Relay for Life. He loved baseball in general, however, was a big Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals fan. You would often see Terry sitting out back whittling by his campfire. He gave friends and family shavings and carvings as gifts. He and his brother, Glendon, made and gave away over 400 walking sticks that they call “Twisty Sticks.” Terry found the most joy in giving and putting a smile on other’s faces. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Neal Rich and Glendon Rich.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Rich, one daughter, Rita Hayes (Chris), one son, Nick Rich, three sisters; Virginia Ruth DePriest, Janet Bybee (Max), Nelda Hawkins (Johnny), all of Huntingdon, two brothers; Billy Mac Rich (Vickie), of Huntingdon and Gordy Rich of McKenzie.
If you choose to make a donation instead of flowers or gifts, please donate to the Rich Family Relay for Life Team. c/o Nelda Hawkins, 355 Old 22 Road, Huntingdon, TN 38344.