Our Honorary CSM George G. Terry (Retired) has passed away. George was 77 and died from an illness May 3, 2014 at his home.
He was born December 31, 1936 in Warrenton, N.C., the son of Steven and Nancy P. (Bryant) Terry. He attended schools in Warrenton, and graduated from John Hawkins High School in Warrenton, Class of 1953. He later graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2009 with a B.S. in Business. George entered the military shorty after high school and spent 30 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1984. After retiring, he worked at Ft Riley in the Civilian Personnel Office and later worked at Wal-Mart in Junction City. George was a member of the 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, VFW Post 8773, the Earl C. Gormley Post 45 of the American Legion, the Sgt. Major Assn, the 28th Infantry Regiment Assn (The Black Lions), the KAW Blue Lodge 107 PHA, and the Veterans Alliance. George was also a 33rd Degree Mason with the Nathan W. Thatcher Consistory.
George married Betty Williams on Dec 26, 1955 in Warrenton, N.C. She Survives. Other survivors include: a son, Larry T.C. Williams, Tacoma, WA.; two daughters, Shelia D. Terry and Phyllis L. Terry, both of Junction City; 4 grandchildren, Heather Williams, Crystal Doty, Cortney Davison, and Sean Rohan; 7 great grandchildren, Lorenzo, Isiah, Isabella, Elias, Amaiya, Aleah, and Sean Jr. George was preceded in death by his parents, and a son George G. Terry, Jr. in 1971.
Funeral Services will be 10:00am, Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Redo Purnell presiding. Burial will be at Kansas Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Ft Riley. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, May 7, 6:00pm to 8pm at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 203 N Washington, Junction City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, 1700 Anderson Ave. Manhattan, Kansas 66502-9909.