Terrell Lee Sharlow, age 81, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 10, 2022 after a short illness. Terrell was a quiet man of deep Christian faith who truly loved the Lord. Terrell was a member of the Fishersburg Wesleyan Church.
Terrell grew up in Indianapolis and joined the Indiana Army National Guard upon completion of high school. He retired from the Guard with the rank of Sargent First Class. After serving on active duty, Terrell attended Ball State University graduating with a degree in education and later earned a master’s degree. For many years, he taught in the elementary grades at School 33 in Indianapolis and then switched to a new career with Weights and Measures, Indiana Board of Health. He worked in this position into his mid-seventies.
Not content to stay at home, Terrell had been working the last couple of years in the Head Start division of Indiana Family & Social Services of Hamilton County in Noblesville as a “Nap Time Buddy” in the 4 & 5 year-old class. He was very fond of the students, and so proud of their achievements. The Staff and the students loved “Mr. Terrell.”
Quiet and unassuming, Terrell served the Lord in countless, and often unknown, ways. Whether it was rocking newborns in a NIC unit, volunteering during several summers on a reservation in South Dakota, splitting wood for a local home for unwed mothers, or doing maintenance work at a small Christian college in Kentucky, Terrell had a servant heart.
Terrell is survived by his wife, Clara (Mason), and her three children, Cynthia L. Crowell of Noblesville, Tony (Terri) Crowell of Ossian, IN and Jonathan (Michele) Crowell of Fort Myers, FL.
Not to be forgotten is Gracie, Terrell and Clara’s Maltese. She held a special place in his heart.
Terrell is also survived by his brother, Don Sharlow (Julia) and sister, Harriet Sharlow Benavidez (Ralph). His youngest brother, Roger, preceded him in death (Julia). Terrell also has many nieces, nephews, and other relatives that will greatly miss him.
Terrell will be laid to rest in the Scotland Cemetery, Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana.
In honor of Terrell’s military service, Memorials are requested for Wounded Warriors Project.
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517