Obituary: Terry Surles

Terry Surles, at 66 
Terry (Hughes) Surles, formerly of Hull, passed away at the Royal Nursing Home in Norwell on May 8 at age 66 after a long battle with liver disease.
Born in North Carolina, he moved to Cambridge in 1967 at the height of the Hippie Movement. As a talented musician and drummer, he quickly became embedded in the Boston music scene where he performed with many bands in many locations. Mr. Surles loved music and used his talent to travel the country performing wherever he could.
In 1997, weary from travelling and one-night gigs, Mr. Surles became employed by the Town of Hull as a member of the Department of Public Works where he enjoyed working until 2009. During that time, he continued playing drums with a number of bands throughout the South Shore. His own band, Terry and The Pirates, played jazz, blues, country, folk, and rock and roll.
Mr. Surles is predeceased by his parents, John and Madeline (Purvis) Surles, as well as by his brother Philip and his sister Phyllis. Mr. Surles was known as a kind, gentle soul who leaves behind no family but many, many friends with fond memories.
Services for Mr. Surles will be private. He asked that any donations be given in his name to Wellspring in Hull who provided much appreciated service to him for many years.