Lex Eldred Terry, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his children. He was born on March 26, 1934, in Halfway, Mo., to Alvin and Effie Terry. He graduated in 1952 from Glendale High School in Glendale, Ariz. He also attended Grand Canyon College.
Lex retired from Arizona Public Service in 1994. He also retired in March 1994 as Sergeant 1st Class of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was well known in the community as a great friend to all who knew him.
Lex was a gifted woodworker. He loved working with his hands, fishing, camping and helping his neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Janice; both parents; brother, John; and sisters, Maxine and Zelma Pearl.
Lex is survived by his very special friend, Shirley Grimes; his children, Carla Curry (James Curry) of Magnolia, Ky., Marla Aguayo of Phoenix, Steven Terry (Gary Nechtval) of Phoenix, Oscar Terry (Mendie Terry) of Farmington and Alec Williams of Bloomfield; and sisters, Elda Patrick and Wanda Wilson, both from Phoenix. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 3/4 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Lex will be missed by all that knew him.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington.
Lex's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times on July 9, 2014