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Terry Lee Vokes, age 70, of Waukee, Iowa, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Terry was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 21, 1952 to Albert R. and Mary Lou (Ballentine) Vokes. He graduated from Waukee High School in 1970.
Terry worked much of his career as a mining driver for Martin Marietta. He enjoyed TV, especially the History Channel, as he was a big history buff and anything sports related. He had a passion for collecting coins and antiques.
Terry is survived by his son Matthew (Martha) Vokes of Columbia, SC; grandson Alex Vokes of Columbia, SC; step-grandchildren Whitney Creamer, Kayden Niman and Christopher Anderson; great step-grandchildren Abigail, Logan and Jackson Creamer; siblings Larry (Carol) Vokes of Adel, Cheri (Michael) Bauer of West Des Moines, Cindy Vokes of Waukee and Tammy (Kurt) Hansen of Clive, step-mother Donna Vokes, step-sister Rhonda (Kevin) Kanealy, step-brother Robert Ramsey and numerous nieces and nephews and last but not least, his beloved dog, Buddy. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Lou Noonan, father Albert Vokes and step-father Charles Noonan.
A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used towards a yet to be determined Animal Rescue Group.
Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with Terry’s final arrangements.
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