Marvin Terrell


Marvin Terrell, 80, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.  He died as he had lived - with dignity, courage, and love for his friends, family, and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Marvin was born in West Memphis, Ar. on June 10, 1938.  He grew up in Indianola and later went on to play college football for the University of Mississippi.  While at Ole Miss, he was a member of the 1959 Team of the Decade and Ole Miss Team of the Century.  He was chosen as SEC Lineman of the Year and an All-American for 1959.  In 1960 Marvin was a first-round draft pick for the Dallas Texans (who later became the Kansas City Chiefs) where he played from 1960-1964.  He was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 and into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Mr. Terrell was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Mary Fraiser Terrell, and his brothers Morris Jennings and Mitch Terrell, all of Indianola.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lettie G. Terrell of Yazoo City; two daughters, Julie Trammell (Tim) of Madison and Jana Bardwell (Andy) of Yazoo City; one sister, Paula Prysock (Bobby) of Indianola; one brother, Johnnie Terrell (Mia) of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; four grandsons, Ty Trammell, Will Trammell, Hayes Bardwell and Tyler Bardwell, one granddaughter, Allye Trammell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a longtime Yazooan, Marvin enjoyed golfing, singing in the choir at FUMC, coaching Manchester football and eating with friends at Stub’s Restaurant.

Services are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., preceded by visitation from 12:00 to2:00, at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, Ole Miss M-Club Association, or Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.



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