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Donald E. Terry

Oct 9, 1934 - May 1, 2019 (Age 84)

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Donnie was such a good friend to me and Tom. I am going to miss talking to him. Now his is with Tom and talking about all the good times we had.

Shirley and family so sorry for your loss May he RIP

Dear Shirley and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He will be greatly missed.
Thinking of you all...
Elaine Harper [Elise's sister]

Shirley, Kim and Karen,
How lucky we all were to know this fun, smiling, helpful guy. A good neighbor for many years. Sending loving kindness. He will be fondly remembered. Love, Bob and Mary Wade

Shirley and Karen,

So very sorry to read of Don's passing, I know you
will miss him a lot, he was a fun person whenever I
spoke with him at the Lafayette Life events.
I will keep you, Karen and all your family in my prayers, and may you all find comfort at this sad time and remember with love, all the fun times.

Donny was a great golfing buddy. I will miss his stories and our good times together playing golf or playing cards. My condolences to Donny's family

So sorry Aunt Shirley

sorry to hear of Donnie passing. Loved talking with him when back home visiting on the river

He was the best Uncle ever. Loved his big smile and hugs every time you saw him. The best part of Uncle Don was his jokes an stories. I hope he is sharing them again with my Dad. xoxoxo


Donald's Obituaries

Donald passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 1st. He was the son of Margaret E. (Morris) & William F. Terry, born in West Lafayette, Indiana on Oct. 9, 1934. Don was raised by Frank and Opal Terry. After high school he went to work at Alcoa Aluminum Co. In 1958 he started work at Taystee Bread Co., before becoming a delivery man for Wonder Bread Co., retiring in 1995. On Dec.2, 1955 he married Shirley Joan Muston at Hope Chapel Presbyterian Church. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Karen.


Don was an avid fisherman, golfer, bowler and outdoorsman. He knew the Wabash River like the back of his hand. Don loved family time with his children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He had many long-time friends and neighbors, and if you were a friend of his, you were a friend for life. He was a teller of tall tales -- some of them true.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Kim Terry (partner Marcia) from Encino, CA; Karen, (husband Thom Timmons) of Monticello, Grandsons; Jake and Andy Timmons. Three sisters, Helen Merrell of Lafayette, Lou Ann Cummings of Howe, IN, and Eleanor (Tessie) Carter of Lemont, IL. 25 Terry family nieces and nephews and one cousin Robert Morris of Carmel, IN. Brother-in law; Chuck Muston of Dayton, OH. Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Bob, Bill, and, Chuck.

Visitation will be held Sunday May 5th from 4 to 6 PM at Soller-Baker Funeral home on Twyckenham Blvd.. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 6th at 11AM with Pastor Kevin Bower officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Lafayette or The Parkinson Association. Interment will follow at Tippecanoe Memorial Garden.


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