Terry Russell Goins was born December 30, 1950, in Mountain City, Tennessee and made his transition to be with his heavenly father September 20, 2019.
Terry joined the United States Army a few years after graduating from Bristol Tennessee High School. He was stationed in Germany for the majority of his military tenure. After leaving the army he worked as a factory worker for several companies and before retirement, he was working as a custodian for the Washington D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He was a lover of music, sports, and his family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Robert Goins and two brothers, William Folk and James Goins.
Terry is survived by his mother Mary Wellington, three sisters; Darlene Payne (Michael), Deborah Goins, and Ewina Goins Vann; and two brothers, Paul (Jean) and Charles J. Goins. Terry also leaves three children; two sons, Dana and Daron, and daughter, Ternette. Additional survivors include four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, special-niece, Emma Copeland (Edward), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as a host of other relatives.
He brought joy to everyone he came in contact with. Terry was loved by all and will be greatly missed but always with us in our hearts.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:30 am from the V.A. National Cemetery in Mt. Home, TN. The burial will be at the new annex on the southwest side of the V.A. National Cemetery.