Terry “TJ” Chinn of Ocala, Florida, 32, passed away on June 16, 2021 at 8:59 pm in Gainesville, Florida. TJ was born on June 1, 1989 in Ocala, Florida to the parents of Kathleen Smith and Terry Chin, Sr. He was survived by Kathleen Smith-mother and proudly raised by Ruben Trevino-poppy both of Summerfield; Ashley Pettis-sister and her husband Anthony Pettis of Summerfield, Rebecca Horsley-sister of Summerfield; Nereida Fortune-niece, Jayden Fortune-nephew, Jordyn Fortune-niece, Christian Horsely-nephew, Hunter Muller-nephew, Aubrey Pettis-niece and Blakelee Brooks-niece; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.
His predecessors’ are James A. Smith-grandfather; Frances Tressler-grandmother; Walter Tressler-step grandfather; Frances “Sparky” Smith-step grandmother; Arvello Smith-great grandfather; Maggie Lee Smith-great grandmother; Rafaela Trevino-grandmother; Calvin Smith-great uncle, Johnny Smith-great uncle; Daniel Trevino-uncle; and cousins- Greg Smith, Mark Smith and Sarah Hoover.
To have known TJ was to have known an angel on earth, a guardian of secrets, a protector of loved ones and a friend to so many. Flowers in honor of TJ will be well received at the service.
Celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 11:00 AM at HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral Services-Belleview, 5946 Southeast Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.