Alton Truman Terrell III, 91

May 7, 2020
Alton Truman Terrell, III, 91, of Marion passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 28. He was the husband of Mary MacArthur Terrell. 

Born in Orange, Connecticut, the son of the late Alton Truman Terrell, Jr. and Elizabeth Clark Woodruff Terrell, he lived in Kennebunkport Maine before moving to Marion in 2002. 

Truman was the President of Travel Washer truck washing. He was also involved in sales and owned a car wash as well. 

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Marion. He had been a piano player for the past 87 years, beginning at the age of four. He played the piano at his church, nursing homes, as well as area restaurants and country clubs. 

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946.  

He is survived by his wife Mary; his children, Michael, Peter, Truman, John, and Elizabeth; his sisters, Mary and Katherine; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit