May 23, 1947 – Dec. 2, 2022
December 7, 2022
Larry Earl Terry, 75, of Sweet Home, died peacefully Dec. 2, 2022, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany.
He was born May 23, 1947, the son of Edwin and Lela (Kelly) Terry in Dallas. He graduated from McMinnville High school in 1965, joining the Air Force in 1966. During this time, he was at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas for basic training, then stationed at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass. Mr. Terry did several tours to Guam Air Force Base, where he was a fuel specialist during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1970.
He married Linda Willis July 1968 in McMinnville.
Mr. Terry was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in McMinn-ville, where he was an usher for many years. He worked at the McMinnville Water and Light from 1973 until 2001, when he retired.
He married Kim on March 16, 2008, residing in Philomath, then moved to Sweet Home in 2017.
Mr. Terry volunteered his time at the American Legion, as a docent at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, and was a volunteer for the McMinnville Fire Department.
He enjoyed riding his Harley, detailing his cars, and keeping his yard perfect.
Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, Kim Terry; twin brother Jerry and sister-in-law Terry; son Jeff and daughter-in-law Katie Terry; three daughters, Paula and son-in-law Tony Gunness; Carley and son-in-law Mike Brouillette, and Kendra Hinchberger; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Carol Paden and Sharon Hernandez.
Graveside service with military honors will be at the McMinnville Masonic Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Holley Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evergreen Hospice House in Albany or Holley Christian Church in Sweet Home.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.