James Lew Terry, 79, also known as Papa Jim, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on June 21, 1941, in Richland Springs, Texas, to MD and Ida Terry.
He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and later met and married his beautiful wife, Sharon Spencer of Houston on January 21, 1961. They celebrated 59 wonderful years of marriage this past January.
While on active duty, Jim broke both legs during an accident and was told he would never walk again. He was then medically discharged and returned home to Richland Springs where he and Sharon began a family and Jim began his dream job of becoming a professional truck driver. During his 49-year career, Jim drove over 2 million miles accident-free, earning him a special award with his company.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his brothers: Burt, Tom and MD Terry; his children: Susan Marberry and husband, Paul, of Streetman, Texas, Mark Terry of Richland Springs, Texas, and Brian Terry and wife, Jancey, of Tow, Texas. Jim is also survived by grandchildren: Anthony Marberry of Streetman, Ember Grant and husband, Tim, of Richland Springs, Taylor Claiborne and husband, Jason, of Bertram, Jesi Clark and husband, Sam, of Corpus Christi, Niki Terry, Dallas Terry and Morgan Terry; as well as his great-grandchildren: Fallon, Gabree, Sailor, Delaney and Paxten; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
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