Gus Terrell Childs, 97, of Timpson
Funeral services for Gus Terrell Childs will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, Texas with Rev. W.T. Permenter and Rev. Matt Cecil officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at Taylor Funeral Home.
Gus Terrell Childs, 97, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 1, 2018 in Garrison, Texas. Born September 20, 1920, in Stockman, Texas, Gus Terrell Childs is the son of the late Gus Trammel Childs and Ola Antha (Hughes) Childs. He married Margie Sue Ramsey on June 28, 1946, and they spent over 69 years together.
He entered the United States Air Force in 1939 after graduating from Timpson High School. He was crew and flight chief during World War II, serving mostly in North Africa. Then he served in several other places, including Sculthorpe, England and Lockbourne, Ohio, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1962. He became a custom home builder and started a poultry growing operation with his wife.
Through the years, Terrell served as Sunday School teacher and deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a Boy Scout leader in Timpson. He and Margie enjoyed traveling with their camper. His interests included beekeeping, operating a small sawmill, and woodworking. Many are the cedar chests and bookshelves he made with lumber he cut himself.
His last years were spent in a small house located where he lived as a boy.
Survivors include daughter, Sue Childs Pinkston; sons, Philip Childs and wife Kathy, Jim Childs and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Rob Pinkston and wife Denise, Stephanie Pinkston and husband Tim Cobb, Elaine Childs and husband Kristian Magda, Brock Childs; and great grandchildren, Jessica Pinkston, Nathan Pinkston, and Ashley Pinkston.
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements