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Terry Allan Hay, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Terry was born October 29, 1949 in Iowa City, IA. He was the son of PFC Eldwin “Tex” and Shirley (Goss) Hay. He was raised in Ft. Madison and graduated from Ft Madison High School in 1968.
Terry was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He enlisted into the United States Marine Corps on September 4, 1968 in Des Moines. He was based out of 29 Palms California, specializing in electronics. He served in the Republic of Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged on September 1, 1972 at 29 Palms.
Upon his return, Terry attended and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant. He then began a lengthy career with the former Motorola Corp. He started in the Mailroom and retired as a Production Supervisor. For many years, Terry was also the proprietor of the Backdoor Bar in Mt. Pleasant.
Terry was united in marriage to Tammy Allen. The couple later divorced. On March 21, 2007, Terry was united in marriage to Janet Sue “Jan” McDonald. He is survived by his wife, Jan of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Shawn (Becky) Hay of Danville, IA; grandchildren – Cheyeanne (Jacob) Walter of Stronghurst, IL and Ashely (Avery) Strausbaugh of New London; great-grandchildren Eva Jade Walter and Meyer Strausbaugh; brothers – Steve (Debra) Hay and Thad (Laurie) Hay, all of Ft. Madison; a sister – Cindy (Daniel) Boon of Ft. Madison; a half-sister, Stephanie Turner of Iowa City and 2 step brothers, Tim and Pete Peters of Ft. Madison; nieces and nephews – Chris (Rhonda) Hay of Solon, Heather (Travis) Carson of West Liberty, Seabrook (Jodie) Hay of Ft. Madison, Shad (Kayla) Hay of West Point, Amanda, Julie and Sarah Hay and Matthew and Brian Boon, all of Ft. Madison; great nieces and nephews Wyatt and Kylee of Solon, Carson of West Liberty, Brenden and Danika of Ft. Madison and Hayden and Aubrey of West Point, and Terry’s 1st wife Tammy Allen of Danville.
Terry’s parents, brother Douglas Hay, niece Megan Hay and grandparents LT. Col. Elmer & Fern Hay and Frederick and Evelyn Goss Jr. precede him in death.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 17 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Chaplain Tim Hadley of the Iowa Army National Guard will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 18 in the Soldiers Circle of Oakland Cemetery, Ft. Madison, IA. Friends may call from 12 Noon to 7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM.
The funeral will be livestreamed on the Kimzey Funeral Home Facebook page. On-line condolences may be left at www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or to Wreaths Across America.