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04/16/1931 - 02/17/2023
Mr. Amos Terry, age 91 of Brodnax, died Friday, February 17, 2023 at his residence. He was born in the mountains of Tennessee in 1931. One of thirteen children, he left the farm at age 17 and joined the United States Army. Amos travelled abroad extensively during his 21 years in the Army, achieving the rank of First Sergeant. He was named a “Kentucky Colonel” by the Governor of Kentucky. This award is based on “strength of character, leadership and dedication of the welfare of others”. Mr. Terry was 32 Degree Mason and Shriner with greater than 50 years of membership in the Creasey-Proctor Lodge #679 A.F. & A.M. in Fayetteville, NC and a life-time member of the VFW. After a brief employment with Orkin Company, he became the owner/operator of Custom Builders & Home Improvements and Custom Seamless Gutters in Fayetteville, NC with his wife Sybilla. He moved to Virginia with his current wife Denise and maintained his residence in Fayetteville, NC. He also owned four properties in Fayetteville of which he rented.
He is survived by his wife Denise H. Terry, two daughters; Jeannene Cornellier (Adrian) of Tampa, FL. and Barbara Ann Croop also of Tampa, FL., two sons; Ronald Dean Terry (Tammy Cofer) of Knoxville, TN and Michael Amos Terry of Fayetteville, NC, a brother Jack Terry (Faye) of Ohio, three sisters; Jeanetta Murray also of Ohio, Venzetta Wolfe of Wesley Chapel, FL and Ruby Green (Reese) of Bradenton, FL, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite- Crews Funeral Home with American Legion Post #79 military Honors and Masonic rites. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605 or though their website at shrinershospitalforchildren.org. Online condolences may be sent through our website at www.crowderhitecrews.com . Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Terry family.
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Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather, brother – Amos Terry.
You were amazing Papa. You will be missed. I have to say I have always been proud to say I was your granddaughter.
Secretary/Creasy Proctor Lodge # 679
Our Kindest thoughts and Deepest Sympathy are with you at this Dark Hour
My sincere condolences to all the family.
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Sergeant, US Army Military Police
ISG Aos Terry was my 1SG in the early 60’s and we have remained friends since. This is shocking, the same as losing a biological relative.. My Prayers and Condolences are extended to all of Amos’ family and friends, as we mourn the loss of him. We know that he has ascended to a better place and we will see him again in the future.
“Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us ?, Then said I, Here am I; send me”. Isiah 6:8
Amos was always ready to serve God, Country and Family.
Timothy 4:7 ” I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT. I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE. I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH”
“TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND, IS NEVER TO DIE” ~Robert Orr~: