Byron Terry Sr

byron terry sr
Funeral services for Byron Terry Sr., 86, of Hughes Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 2 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs with the Rev. Ron Dyess officiating. Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. Mr. Terry will lie in state Thursday afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. He died Wednesday, Nov. 30 at a Hughes Springs nursing home. He was born June 9, 1925 in Snyder to Alvie and Eva Boon Terry. Mr. Terry was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, a Gideon, the Masonic Lodge of Hughes Springs and he had served in the US Merchant Marines. He was former owner of Terrys Real Estate and Insurance, and he started the Hughes Springs Dairy Terry, and the Exxon station in Hughes Springs. He was a cattle rancher and avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Byron Jr. and Lesa Terry of Hughes Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law Lou Ann and Denny Jones of Nacogdoches and Debbie and Mike Burke of Midland; a brother and sister-in-law Harold and Peggy Terry of Hughes Springs; five grandchildren Jennifer and Damon Proctor, Terri and Robert Pease, Dwight and Kristy Jones, Russell Burke, Lauren and Thomas Johnston; six great grandchildren J.D., Anna and Claire Pease; Adalee and Walker Johnston; and Andrew Proctor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be left to Calvary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs.

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  1. Mr. Byron was a good friend to me as a young boy growing up in Hughes Springs. I always enjoyed our conversations about raising cows. Praying for God's comfort for all of you.

  2. I want to express my condolences to all of the Terry family. Mr. and Mrs. Terry were both special people to me. They were such kind people and I enjoyed getting to know them. You will be in my prayers.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Byron. He will be missed. Please know that you have our prayers. Alice, Taylor & Amanda

  4. Lou Ann, Deb, Byron Jr. I am so sorry! I am praying for each one of you and KNOW that I love you. I cry with you because I loved Byron and have such memories. He was such a special man and to all of you the greatest. I cry with you yet me heart rejoices because he has gone "HOME" and is now with all of his family and your Mom and his friend, my Dad. I can only imagine that reunion! My prayers are with you all. I am sorry that I will not get to come and be with you. May God bring the peace that only HE can.

  5. We send our sympathy to the Terry family. We always enjoyed our visits when Mr. Terry was in The Harbor where Jerry's mother lives. He was always a gentleman, and early on always wore a sport coat and walked a lot.Jerre and Jerry JouettLongview, TX

  6. Byron Terry was one of those larger than life people who you might only meet once but would never forget. He was one of those rare people who actually lived the values he espoused, and set an example for the rest of us. he was among the finest of men, and i am honored to be his nephew.

  7. We are so sorry to here of the passing of your Father. We pray that God will bless your familyand bring them closer together so that together you all will be able to remember all the wonderful memories you have had as a family. You are in our prayers.Bill and Wanda Hicks

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