OBITUARY

David Alan Terry Sr.

February 4, 1957March 25, 2012

David entered God's Heavenly Kingdom for eternal life and peace on March 25, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 4, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to Florence Mildred "Biddie" Terry and Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Terry. He was raised in Highland Park. He attended Texas Tech University. His career started at an early age under the watchful eye of his father at Terminix. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the position of President of Sears Pest Control Company. The operation grew from a very small entity to a leader in the state. He was loved and admired by his employees and all he encountered.

David was a devoted father with a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing with his outgoing and straightforward personality. He was gracious to all he met, vivacious and had a heart of gold. He loved spending time at the beach especially with his boys.

David was a lifelong member of Highland Park Methodist Church.

David was predeceased by his father, Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Terry. He is survived by his two cherished sons, David Alan Terry, Jr. and Blake Beall Terry and his fiancé, Maitlyn Youngblood; his devoted mother, Biddie Terry Bradford and step father Robert Ingrum Bradford; his brother, Michael Franklin Terry and his wife Mary; his sister, Julie Terry Mills and her husband Jim; seven nieces and nephews, Melissa Terry Pridmore and her husband Dustin, Michael Franklin Terry, Jr., Travis DeLoache Terry, Christine Elizabeth Mills, James Dunaway Mills, Benjamin Terry Mills, and Michael Thomas Mills; two great nieces and one great nephew, Kennedy Mae Pridmore, Bailey Jordan Pridmore, and Owen Terry Pridmore. He is also survived by a loving host of aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 11 AM in the sanctuary at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The Reverend Bill Smith will officiate. A private family burial will be held prior to the service. The family will receive friends at reception in the Great Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who may wish to contribute memorials consider directing them to Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205 or to the charity of your choice. David was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all he touched.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 29, 2012
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David Alan Terry Sr.

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March 30, 2012

Dear Terry Family, I was so sorry to hear about David. I also went to school with David at Bradfield .I remember so many fun times. I was unaware that he was sick until just recently.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad time. Sincerely Karen Ledyard Roberts

Anne Vonier

March 29, 2012

All our thoughts and prayers go out to David's family. I have so many happy memories from high school and beyond.

March 29, 2012

Dear Terry Family,
All our thoughts and prayers go out to you. we grew up together and I'll never forget some of the great times we had together. Rest in Peace, David!
Anne Vonier

Ted Finlay

March 29, 2012

Dear Terry Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of David. I knew David since Bradfield days and the Blue Raiders. Thank you for posting the pictures from our football and basketball days at the Y. My dad was the coach and although I usually played QB, David was always the better QB and Dad always put him in for the passing plays! Growing up one street over on Larchmont, I remember in the days after Christmas the huge Christmas tree forts David and I (and the rest of the many kids) would build in the empty lot across from our houses.
David will be missed by all who knew him. Your family is in our prayers,

Stevan Shipp

March 28, 2012

Dear Mike,
Tina and I share you and your family's grief.The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear.May the love and prayers of those around you help you through this time.

Amie Selecman

March 28, 2012

Dear Terry family,
I am so sorry for the loss of David. We were friends in high school and I have many many fabulous memories of David. I can still hear his laugh, which was quite contagious! David spent quite a bit of time at my family's lake house in Longview during the summers. My father loved him because of all my guy friends, David would help my dad with the boats, in the yard and at the grill!! You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dennis English

March 27, 2012

Dear Mike,
Sorry about the loss of your brother. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Life is such a mystery and we certainly don't see it clearly in this lifetime, however we have to accept it for what it is, difficult as it is. I know you loved your baby brother dearly and my heart aches for you. Always remember "This too shall pass". You and your family will forever remain in my prayers.
Sincerely and humbly yours.
Dennis English

Susan Cox

March 27, 2012

Dear Terry family,
I had the pleasure of speaking with David almost on a daily basis for several years.
He was a kind, honest and sincere man. I cannot believe I will no longer hear his voice.
We had a business relationship, but we often spoke of our families as people often do when they talk as often as we did. When I first learned of his illness, I thought that, if any one could beat this illness it definitely would be David. I am so sorry for your loss as well as mine.

March 27, 2012

Dear Biddie, Julie and Mike,
My deepest sympathy for you on the loss of your son and brother. I know
this time of illness has been difficult
for all of you and I have been thinking about you all. Now David is at PEACE.

Fondly-----Beverly Bower

FROM THE FAMILY