August 19, 1943 ~ August 23, 2022

Born in: Greenville, IL
Resided in: Greenville, IL

Gary Terry, 79, of Greenville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, IL.

Gary was born August 19, 1943, in Greenville, IL, the son of John Edward and Dessie Fern (Stewart) Terry.

He married Patricia Lou Turasky, in Springfield, IL, on April 26, 1964.

Gary was a lifelong resident of Bond County. After graduating Mulberry Grove High School in 1961, he attended barber college and became a certified barber. He went on to be elected Road Commissioner for Mulberry Grove township where he worked for 32 years, before retiring.

Gary was known to ‘give the shirt off his back’ even to a stranger. He was kind, funny, friendly and rarely complained. He was a good husband and father and loved his family dearly.

He was a member of Quails Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, the NRA and the Woburn Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.  He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. If it was outdoors, Gary loved it. He was a great storyteller, loved to read and learn history, and was a skilled machinery operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dessie, his stepfather, Murl K. Snow, two sisters, Sandra K. Simmonds and Doris Marcks, and a brother in infancy, Bradley.

Gary is survived by his wife, Pat of Greenville, IL; sons, John Anthony ‘Tony’ (Becky) Terry of Missouri, Duane Terry of Greenville, IL, Michael D. Terry of Greenville, IL; grandchildren, Taylor Terry of Missouri, Mason M. Terry of Greenville, IL, Garrett R. Terry of Greenville, IL, Lily M. Terry of Greenville, IL; sister, Dee Tevis of Smithboro, IL; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Friday, August 26, 2022, at Woburn Baptist Church, from 9:30 – 11:00 am.

Funeral: 11:00 am, following visitation.

Burial: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Coffeen, IL

Memorial contributions may be given to the Woburn Baptist Church, 1513 Woburn Ave., Greenville, IL 62246

The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts as church and faith were an important part of his life.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the ceremonies.

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Visitation: August 26, 2022 9:30 am - August 26, 2022 11:00 am

Woburn Baptist Church
1513 Woburn Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

Funeral Ceremony: August 26, 2022 11:00 am

Woburn Baptist Church
1513 Woburn Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

Burial: August 26, 2022 12:00 pm

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Coffeen, IL


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Gary D. Terry's name.

Woburn Baptist Church

1513 Woburn Avenue
Greenville, IL

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  1. Light a CandleHe was a great person and was very good and always kind towards everyone who knew him so sad for the family prayers 🙏 for the family

  2. He was a cousin and best friend………..His wit was above all others, you couldn’t be around him before he’d make you laugh and smile. He was a Christian man who helped his family, community and church.

  3. Light a CandleGary was a life long friend. I personally enjoyed all the too few hunting trips he enjoyed. We have many memories of Gary and his infectious smile. He will be missed and may he “Rest in Peace”. Praying for Peace and Understanding for the entire family.

  4. My Dad was Road Commissioner in Tamalco Township years ago and really like Gary and they worked together oiling roads. Gary was a great guy to work with and Dad thought a lot of Gary. I too, became friends with Gary and he was a super nice guy. To the family, you have my sympathies. He will always be remembered.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Larry and Gary went to barber school in Springfield together. They shared an apartment with 2 other students. Larry said by the end of the week all they had left to eat was bologna sandwiches.😉
    After their school was over neither one of them could eat a bologna sandwich for years.😃
    Just one of the memories that we have of Gary who was a fine man. Love to his family.
    Larry and Sandy Johnson

  6. So sadden by his loss. He has been in our family’s life since I can remember. He came to grandma and grandpa Erichsen house to cut grandpa, Dale, Robert and John boys hair. He was one of the happiest people I knew. He always had time to talk and the stories about my grandparents are treasured. He never met a stranger. Love and prayers sent to his family from ours.

  7. Light a CandleTruly a life well lived. I remember his smile and laugh after telling a funny story and making me laugh. I’m sure if the world had more men like Gary, we could have world peace,,treat everyone with kindness, help those in need, and know no enemies. Prayers for his loved ones to find comfort in your memories and no doubt he is swapping stories with Jesus and smiling as he receives all the best rewards in heaven.

  8. A great man! Funny, kind, Christian and so much more. His heart was so pure and loving. Jesus has greeted a special man in heaven.

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