Terry Schimmel, age 64, Joplin, Mo., passed away after a sudden illness, surrounded by family October 6, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa,
He was a Marine, stationed in California. After serving he drove an ice cream truck and was known as the, "Ice Cream Man".
Drawing customer crowds while singing and performing, Terry moved to Joplin and worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Glory Trucking and Transport.
Terry is survived by his wife, Lisa Ramos, Joplin; sister, Sharron Lemley and husband, Fred, Joplin; brother, Bob Schimmel and wife, Karen, Minnesota; three nieces; and a stepson, Jason Pennington.
Memorial services are planned for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held afterwards at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Parker Mortuary.
Published on October 22, 2017