Don Terryl "Terry" Plumeri

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Don Terryl (John Terryl) "Terry" Plumeri, a noted musician, composer and conductor, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2016 at his home in Dunnellon, Florida. He was 71.
Born November 28, 1944 in Greensboro, NC, Terry was predeceased by his father Dominic Plumeri, his mother Eunice Lynn, and a sister Laura Plumeri. He is survived by his wife Kelly Green, daughter Rowen Holland, granddaughter Jasmine Holland; his sisters Jeanette Breckenridge, Sandra Duncan, Bonnie McPhail, and Rosalie Plumeri; brother Joe Plumeri; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Terry grew up in Tampa, Fl, attended Chamberlain High School where he was introduced to the double bass by band director Robert Price. He did further study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He was a member of the famed Air Force Band during his military service.
In the 1970s, he toured with jazz singer Roberta Flack, played and recorded with numerous jazz greats. He was known for his innovation and melodic sound on bowed bass. Moving to Los Angeles, he composed over fifty film scores, music for numerous TV shows and powerful classical works. In later years, he was guest conductor for the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a frequent guest lecturer, teacher, music producer, and photographer. A bibliography of his work is found on and
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 5430 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service.
A memorial will be held in June. Please follow for more details.
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Crystal River, FL 34423
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 8, 2016