02/07/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Terry
Charles Thomas Terry
Newport News High School Class of 1952
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The sad news has returned to us today. Charles Terry, Class of 1953, brother of Joan Terry Lee, passed away in Vero Beach, Florida on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 82.
From the Daily Press - 02/07/18:
Charles Thomas Terry
VERO BEACH, FLORIDA - Charles Thomas Terry of Smithfield, Virginia passed away on January 29, 2018 at the age of 82, in Vero Beach, Florida.
Born at home in Newport News, Virginia in September, 1935 to the late Elizabeth and James Elroy Terry, he was the 5th of 7 children.
He spent his childhood in Newport News, graduated from Newport News High School in 1953, and then graduated from C&O Railroad Apprentice School.
He worked as a Facilities Coordinator for Newport News Shipbuilding, retiring in 2000 after 40 years of service. He was proud of the work he did there, and cherished the many friendships he made.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Shelby Terry; their 2 children, Charles Thomas Terry, Jr. and Cynthia Galant, and her husband, Mark Galant; his two grandchildren, Tyler Galant and Kendall Galant; and his younger sister, Joan Terry Lee.
His passions were family, fishing, and Washington Redskins football. He was a kind and gentle man, whose sense of humor touched everyone he met. He spent his last years with his family and adopted pup, enjoying the sunshine of Vero Beach, Florida.
The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the compassionate and caring nurses of the Visiting Nurses Association.
Memorial donations may be made to: VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
the Daily Press on February 7, 2018.
February 07, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Terry. He was one of the Great ones. We worked together at NNS. Rosemary and I were just thinking about him last week; it was time for our conference call. Sorry we missed our chance to catch up. Take care.
~ John Gray, Newport News, Virginia
Shelby. Cindy and Tommy, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. We are sorry we have lost contact with you.
~ Kenny (Skin) Clark, Newport News, Virginia
Cindy, Tommy and families. I was so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I know how hard it is, but your memories of him and love for him will help see you through this time. You are all in my family's thoughts and prayers at this time. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to contact me.
~ Rob Carmines,
Newport News, Virginia
Our sincerest condolences are extended to the entire Terry family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.
3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.
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