TERRY J. BLAND, 68, of Indianapolis, IN passed away at 3:04 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, IN.
He was born February 4, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN to Bernard W. Bland and Leona Mae (Sparks) Bland.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Connie S. Bland of Indianapolis, IN, who he married on July 30, 1971; sons, Michael Bland (Kimberly) of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin Bland (Monica) of Princeton, IN; grandchildren, Chrisopher, Karissa, Brent, Kaitlin, Nat’Ellie, Estacia, Mavam, Story, Qwyntyn, Colten, Hope and Blake; 2 great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Terry attended Eastern Greene High School where he graduated in 1968. He drove semi coast to coast for over 30 years and for 16 of those years drove team with his wife. Terry was a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran 101st Airborne, served with the Military Police and National Guard. He enjoyed cookouts with family and friends, loved playing video games, sports, hunting, going to the zoo, historic museums, traveling and especially enjoyed watching his grandkids games. Terry was a member of Abundant Love Church of God in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Visitation is scheduled at the Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 with funeral services immediately following at 7 p.m. with Pastor Charles Hamilton, Jr. and Pastor Carl Jackson officiating followed by Military Rites at the funeral home.
In lieu of flower contributions may be made in memory of Terry to the funeral home to help with expenses also to Veterans suffering with Agent Orange or to your local church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.