Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, in Number One Cemetery, Huggins.

Terry Lynn Dees, 63, passed away suddenly May 29, 2019, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo. He was born Oct. 1, 1955 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to his parents, Leonard and Wilma (Richmann) Liley and his father, Paul Dees.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Leonard Liley; his daughter, Taylor Lynn Dees; and his father, Paul Dees.

Terry was a graduate of Plato High School in 1974 and joined the United States Army in January 1975. He retired in February 1995. His 20 years of service encompassed several medals and awards: the Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and several Marksmen Medals.

His career also extended approximately 19 years with the Missouri Department of Corrections, Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, Mo., as a lead investigator.

He is survived by two sons, Spencer Dees of Kingsbury, Texas, and Shawn Farman of North Platte, N.E.; his mother, Wilma Liley of Huggins, Mo.; two brothers, Ken (Annette) Liley of Medford, Okla., and Edward (Pam) Liley of Whitehouse, Texas; one half-brother, Perry Dees of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a stepbrother, Rick (Sonya) Gunnels of Dexter, Mo.; five sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Kneir of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Vickie (Gary) McBay of Huggins, Mo., Shelia (Tammy) Fortner of Republic, Mo., Rhonda Liley of West Plains, Mo., and Cindy (Ben) Roberts of Fayette, Mo.; a half-sister, Pam Dees of St Louis, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

Terry loved his children and family. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him as friends and family will attest.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, in Number One Cemetery, Huggins, Mo., with Wesley Wallace officiating. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Justin Kneir, Owen Bryson, Andrew Liley, Joe Liley, Ben Liley and Vince Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Liley and Chris Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that donations be made to the Number One Cemetery for upkeep and care. 

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