Terrance Maurice Christensen Sr., age 72, passed away Friday,
November 18, 2022, at his home in Athens, AL. He was born on June 20,
1950 in Alameda, CA, and grew up in Gallup, NM. He worked as a mechanical
engineer and retired in 2017 from TVA's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in
Terry suffered for several years with FTD, a
rare, incurable brain disease. He was known for his kindness, generosity,
sense of humor, and ability to fix things. He loved Mexican food, Dr.
Pepper, and working in his garden. His favorite activities were attending
all his children’s sporting, scouting, musical, and theatrical events. He
was Scoutmaster of Troop 320 for many years in Oak Ridge. He was an Eagle
Scout and helped his sons achieve the same rank. He lived to make his
beloved wife, Eveonne, happy. He loved the Savior Jesus Christ and was a
faithful, lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his maternal & paternal
grandparents, his father, Maurice Conrad Christensen, his only sibling, Craig
Dow Christensen (Ranae Holgate), his mother, Velma Louise Sheppard, and
step-father Melvin Huber.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eveonne, and 5 children:
Terrance Maurice Jr. (Elizabeth Sleeman) of Athens; Amy (George Nugent) of
Willis, TX; Rachel Thomas of Farmington, UT; Travis (Anna Lackey) of
Huntsville, AL; and Melinda (Colby Reid) of Bullard, TX. Other survivors
include his 10 grandchildren: Damon (Morey), Adeline & Josephine (Amy),
Isaac & Ammon (Rachel), Adrian, Dylan, & Taylor (Travis), Jaxon &
Jesse (Melinda); great-granddaughter Celeste (Adrian) and sister-in-law, Ranae
Christensen Thornton and her husband Scott. Nieces & nephews include
Corey, Tracie, Brandon, Ryan, and Rae Ann, & 14 great-nieces & nephews.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, November 26th at 11:30am
(viewing at 10:30), at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1716
Market Street in Athens, AL. The burial will be at 3pm in Scottsboro, AL
at the Travis Cemetery on Skyline Mountain.
Zoom will be available for those unable to attend the funeral: https://zoom.us/j/98421026598?pwd=ZmhVZ1dRcGtJeGtCSlpMcTA3Mmd6dz09
Johnny and I wish we could be there, but we have other commitments. Therefore, we are sending our love and sympathy to you. May God bless you as you go through this trying time.
In Christian love,
Johnny and Tammy Curtis
Bro. Bates had a profound impact on my life. He was my Bible class teacher. He was one of the first elders at Brentwood. He and Polly lived close to us when my wife and I were first married and were a great source of help and counsel. Though short in stature, Bro. Bates stood tall in the faith. He stood for the one true church and for the authority of the work and worship of the church. His influence will always be remembered.