Edward L. Terry, 78, passed away in Cumming on June 29, 2014. Born in Atlanta, he was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Peggy Terry. Ed attended Georgia Tech and later graduated from Georgia State University. He served in the Army Reserves for 10 years. Ed's work career included nine years with Southern Freight Railroad and he retired from Coca-Cola after more than 35 years.
Ed had a wide variety of hobbies and interests that included piloting air planes, boating, serving as a volunteer fireman and rescue chief, ham radio operator, church treasurer, and teaching Bible studies.
Music was a huge part of Ed's personal and spiritual life. He wanted to play any and all instruments he could get his hands on. Playing the harmonica in his band Nostalgia was an important way for him to share his love of music and faith with others.
Ed was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, having served and volunteered in many different capacities. Ed was an incredible man who touched the lives of every single person he knew. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with his friends and family. He created life long memories for countless people and he will be missed beyond what words can express.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Terry of Cumming; son, Marc Terry of Blue Ridge; daughter, Kimberly (Todd) Lawrence of Roswell; son, Brett Teatro of Fenton, Mich.; daughter, Angie (Randy) Kosek of Goodrich, Mich.; daughter, Emily (Raymond) Chow of Alpharetta; daughters, Beth and Jennifer; grandchildren, Clarke, Marah, Lizzie, Caleb, Morandi, and Julia.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cumming, with the Rev. Dr. James A. Clark officiating.
Ed was always growing in his faith and encouraging others to do the same, so in lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church Library fund.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from July 1 to July 3, 2014