LOWVILLE, NY — Gary D. Terry, 72, of Waters Road, Lowville, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Iseneker Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Steckly, officiating. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be in the Riverside Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls.
Gary was born on March 27, 1947, in Wilmington, NY, a son of Betty Jane Peck and graduated in 1965 from Lake Placid High School.
He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served until 1969. He served in the Vietnam War and received many decorations including the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (four bronze stars), and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
On March 24, 1967, he married Brenda J. Wakefield at the Ausable Forks Methodist Church.
He was a self- employed logger, auto mechanic, and then worked in the Asplundh Tree Company for 30 years. He retired in 2007.
He was a member of the Beaver River Memorial Post 1667, Croghan American
Legion, and the local IBEW #1249. He was an avid hunter and car enthusiast.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda, a daughter and her husband,
Christina and Kenneth Flint Jr. of Castorland; a son and his wife, Lee and Leslie
Terry of Chittenango; and three grandchildren, Tori and Keagan Terry, and
Haleigh Flint; his sister, Connie Jack of Fort Worth, Texas; several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother, Betty Jane Peck Shanks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LCGH Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.