Donald Terry, 86, a resident of Tuscaloosa since 1980, passed away
on July 13, 2013. He was a former resident of Sheffield, AL for 22 years
and of Decatur, for 13 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of
63 years, Vauline G. Terry; daughter, Jan Terry of Bessemer, AL; sons, Gregg Terry of Tuscaloosa, AL and Brett Terry (Malin) of Birmingham, AL;
and grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan, and Grey Terry of Tuscaloosa, AL,
Hanna and Emmy Boge of Birmingham, AL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Jim Possum" and Betty Terry; brother, Wallace Terry of Decatur; and sister, Letha Terry White of Vestavia, AL; in addition to many other beloved relatives.
Mr. Terry graduated from Lawrence County High School, Moulton, and attended Athens State College where he studied accounting. He served in the US Navy
during World War II
, and was discharged from the Naval District Intelligence Headquarters, Chicago, IL in 1946. While in
Sheffield, he was active in Junior Achievement, Little League Baseball,
and The Helen Keller Foundation. While in Decatur, he served as
President of the Dixie Boys Baseball League and was a member of the
Chamber of Commerce in Athens. In Tuscaloosa, he was active in the
BellSouth Pioneers, serving two years as president. He was also part of the Tuscaloosa Talking Book Program, Salvation Army, Lifeline, and volunteer programs through Druid City Regional Medical Center. He retired in 1987, from BellSouth with 41 years of service. During retirement, he enjoyed driving and transferring vehicles for several local auto dealers where he enjoyed comradare with many friends. The center of his life was his family and his relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. He was ordained as a Deacon at The First Baptist Church in
Sheffield, AL in 1958, and taught the youth in Sunday School. He was a
member and Deacon of The First Baptist Church of Decatur, and upon moving to Tuscaloosa in 1980, he served as a senior adult Sunday School Teacher and Deacon at Forest Lake Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Donald Payne officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Forest Lake Baptist Church, DCH Cancer Treatment Center, or Hospice of West