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From: "Pat" <>
Subject: obits, death notices and cemetery news Terry Dale Monk
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 14:00:20 -0600
Terry Dale Monk, 72, of Gautier, MS died November 4, 2008 in Gautier. Terry
was born in Louin, MS on October 22, 1936 but lived in Moss Point for most
of his life. Terry graduated at Moss Point High School, where he lettered in
football, baseball and basketball; was voted, among other things, Mr. Moss
Point High. He then spent one year at Jones County Junior College, then
moved on to Mississippi College, where he graduated with distinction in
Industrial Chemistry. After graduation, he went to work at Thiokol Chemical
Plant where he would work his way up from chemist to supervisor to
production manager to Plant Manager in 1976. He remained there until his
retirement in 1997.
Terry's civic activities included Moss Point School Board, Jackson County
United Way Board and also Chairman of the Board for Singing River Bank. He
was a coach in the Dixie Youth Baseball league and pee wee football. He was
a member of the local and state Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club
and Kiwanis Club. He was voted Outstanding Citizen of Jackson County in
Terry started officiating football in 1964, with pee wee and junior high
games. He worked his way up to high school and then in 1980, he made it into
the college level with SICOA where he was selected to referee many bowl
games. He then moved to the newly formed Big East in 1991, where he was
selected to referee more bowl games including the Army Navy game and Big
East Championship game and his final game the 1997 Rose Bowl.
Terry was also very active in Jackson County Carnival Association, where he
was Parade Marshall, King of the Krewe of Venus, Mystic Order of Muses and
Jackson County Hairdressers Balls. He served as Master of Ceremonies for
Krewe of Venus, Krewe of Niord, Krewe of Tri-Cities and the Pascagoula
Country Club Balls.
Mr. Monk is preceded in death by his son Kyle L. Monk, parents George Monk,
Sr. and Juanita Ishee Monk; his sister Charlotte Kay Kennedy.
Visitation at Eastlawn Methodist Church in Pascagoula. Memorial services
will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church.