Terry McMullen passes away

Terence Perry McMullen, 69, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Born in Modesto, CA, son of the late Charles and Loma McMullen. Terry graduated from Stanford University in 1964.

He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Yorktown and was separated as a Lt. in 1968. After receiving an MBA from Stanford, he joined Citibank. In 1980 he joined Tenet Healthcare as Treasurer from which he retired in 2001.

Terry was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease about a year ago. The way he faced this adversity this past year was amazing and remarkable. Terry epitomized what a true warrior really is and he showed all of us a strength beyond comprehension as he went about his last days on earth. Godspeed Lt. McMullen.

The photos included in this article of Terry and his daughter Audrey were taken aboard Yorktown just a few months before his death. Look at the sparkle in his eyes and the spirit of his smile as he tours Yorktown with his daughter for the very last time.

He is survived by his wife, Dorrit Q. McMullen, former wife Grace McMullen, son Stuart McMullen and wife Kari, daughter Audrey McMullen, step-sons Steven Quimby and wife Lea, Todd Quimby and wife Megan, grandchildren Mason and Kaitlyn and step-grandchildren Charlie, Harry, Taylor and Jack.

Private family services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Assoc., Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619.