Terry Lynn Cruse

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

612 North Lincoln Blvd.

Hodgenville, Kentucky

270-358-3552 / Fax 270-358-3253

Terry Lynn Cruse, 63, of Hodgenville passed away Thursday July 15, 2021 at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, with his family by his side.

Terry was born November 6, 1957 in Hart County to the late John B. and Margaret Salsman Cruse.

Terry graduated from Larue Co. High School in 1976, he obtained a associates of Arts degree at E.C.C., and graduated from  Kentucky Sheriff Academy at W.K.U., an elected president of his class, also graduated from the Police Academy dept. of Criminal Justice Training at E.K.U. 2ND in his class. Chief Deputy Sheriff from 1986 to 1999, also the Mayor of Hodgenville from 2006 to 2014, received Purple heart, from National Sheriffs Association for getting shot in the line of duty.

His 1st year in office he over seen and managed the reconstruction of Hodgenville Square and managed the construction and placement of the statue of young Abe Lincoln, Moved city Hall & Police Dept. to Civic Center, Constructed new water Tower at Fairgrounds, updated Creek front park with water, New restrooms, playground equipment, and basketball court.

In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his sister, Mayola Cruse Jeffries.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Hall Cruse of Hodgenville, his son, John Daniel ( Heather) Cruse of Hodgenville, three grandchildren, Carley June Cruse, Easton William Cruse, and Avia Lynn Cruse, AKA one brother, J.R. Jeffries, one brother-in-law, Bobbie Jeffries, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Cruse will be held Sunday July 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of William R. Rust Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Terrance officiating, burial will follow in the South Fork Church Cemetery.

Visitation for Terry Lynn Cruse will be held Saturday July 17, 2021 from 3 – 8 p.m. and after 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home until time of service.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd Hodgenville Kentucky 42748 is in charge of arrangements.

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