TERRELL "TERRY" RUDOLPH HOAGE
Terrell "Terry" Rudolph Hoage, 86, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, while facing the challenges of MDS head on. Terry was born August 12, 1934, in Fairfield, the youngest child of Henry and Hazel Hoage. He learned early in life what it took to achieve great things. As a recipient of athletic and academic scholarships, he graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield. He was the first in his family to attain a post-graduate degree, eventually earning a Doctorate of Philosophy in Entomology and Genetics from Iowa State University in 1964.
In August 1957, he married Mary Lee Reneker and they ventured together into new worlds and experiences as Terry served in the U.S. Army. Certainly, a young Iowa couple would see San Antonio as a "new" world. The two would find their way back north of the Mason-Dixon Line as Terry gained experience teaching in Iowa high schools and Parsons College in Fairfield.
In the late 1960's with a growing family, Terry took a position with Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where he would stay until retirement in the 1990s.
Terry never stopped being scientifically minded and would apply his spirited and focused mind and strong back toward any variety of projects, excursions or supportive needs.
Terry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Lee; his two sons, Terrell "Ty" and wife Jennifer of Paso Robles, CA, Jay and wife Kim of Fort Worth, TX; and four grandchildren, Chris, Natalie, Lindsey and Jake.
While no services are planned, your comments are welcome in the tribute to Terry available via the Lucas Funeral Homes website.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice.