Terry Fobbs

December 4, 1952October 22, 2012
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COL (Ret) Terry Fobbs, PhD, SMOJT Mason, Michigan Age 59, died October 22, 2012; born December 4, 1952 in River Rouge, Michigan to Booker Terry and Geraldine (Lowery) Fobbs. Terry was employed by the State of Michigan as a Senior Executive and as an instructor with Colorado Technical Institute. He received his PhD from Capella University in 2011, was a retired Colonel with the US Army Reserve and the current Commander of the American Legion Browne-Cavender Post #148 of Mason. He was active in the Reserve Officer Association and the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve. Terry was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Knights Templar), and also involved as a speaker guest lecturer in many other groups and veterans organizations. Terry was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Holt, MI. He was preceded in death by his father, his brother John Fobbs, sister-in-law Donna Fobbs, sister-in-law Marcia Fobbs, and brother-in-law Anthony Zentarski. Terry is survived by his loving wife LeAnn Fobbs and his children Carl (Melissa) Wollet, Danielle Wollet, Abigail Wollet, Sondra (Rory) Hines, Tamara (Mike) Daguanno, and Natalie (Adam) Baczkiewicz; 8 grandchildren, Mercedes and Spencer Wollet, Phoenix and Jadyn Peasley, Jamison Pull, Adriana Daguanno, Autumn Baczkiewicz, his mother, Geraldine of Detroit; brothers Kevin (Karen) Fobbs, Evin Fobbs; sisters Cheryl Fobbs-Lewis (Tim Lewis), Angela Zentarski, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 431 E. Saginaw, East Lansing, MI. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI. Memorial contributions in Terry’s memory may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Missionary Fund, c/o Bishop Kent Gleason, 334 Berry Ave., Lansing, MI 48910. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2012

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Laurel Giles

April 12, 2013

Thank you, Terry, for your wonderful influence at such an early age in my life. I will always remember your kind and generous spirit, and know that your work on this earth will stand for eternity. Thank you for being my friend and brother in Christ. Laurel Giles

Karen Krzanowski

November 5, 2012

To Mrs. Fobbs and Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. I was very sorry to hear of Terry's untimely passing. He was a wonderful person. We worked together in the State Emergency Operations Center. I was the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Community Health and Terry served in the same role for the State Fire Marshal. Terry was a kind, smart and generous man. He was always ready with a helping hand, a warm smile, and encouraging words. It was an honor to serve with him. He will be sorely missed by many, many people. May God bless you and bring you peace and comfort.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

October 31, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, Send for request to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This service is free to all veteran families). Thank you for your serving from one veteran to another - Thanks!

Bill Gruppen

October 29, 2012

It was truly an honor to know and work with Terry. Terry's service to his Country and our State of Michigan was outstanding. His smile will be missed. Our prayers to the family and loved ones.

Don Gates

October 29, 2012

My sincere condolences go out to Terry's family. He was a mentor, Soldier, leader, and friend. He will be deeply missed. LTC Donald W Gates, Commander, 1-330th Regt

Bobbi Woods

October 29, 2012

LeAnn, my deepest sympathies just don't seem enough. I can't image what you and your family are going through over the loss of Terry. For me he was a great boss, a wonderful mentor and a good friend. When I met him, I never imagined that we would be such good friends but you just couldn't help it. You were drawn to his joy, his passions. He was always so happy and his passion and commitment showed in everything he did. He put everything into what was important to him, his family, his religion, his military career, his education, but most of all his passion for you. I'm so sorry.

Kristi Dean

October 29, 2012

Leann, Terry will be so missed. Terry, just loved being a guest speaker at my classes and when class were over we would go out to eat. Boy could he eat and I was so proud of him that he would take the time to come to my class. My boys were touched by him, they were very sadden to hear about his passing.

Donna Beltz

October 28, 2012

Terry was a remarkable man, a man as big as his laughter, as brave as his lion's heart, and as deep as his love for his family, his country, and his God. He will be dearly missed. Over the many years we worked together, from one State Dept. to another, he remained a true friend. LeAnn, you and Terry were both so blessed to finally find your life's true love in each other. Some never know that kind of love, the kind that will last forever. May God bless you and your family with the comfort only He can bring. I Thess. 4:13-18 speaks of that comfort. "...that you may not grieve as those who have no hope..." You and your family will be in my prayers.

Richard D Brantley Sr

October 28, 2012

My most sincere condolences to all of the Fobb's family in your loss, I pray God strengthen and comfort you in this your time of bereavement, and that you take heart in the knowledge that God is in control and he makes no mistakes. God Bless and keep you all is my prayer in Jesus Name, Amen!

Thomas Sutherland

October 28, 2012

Leann, please accept my sincerest condolences for the sudden loss of your wonderful husband. I met Terry through Facebook several years ago. We became fast friends. His is a great legacy of service to his Father in Heaven, his fellow man and his country. I will miss him greatly!