FOREST CAM TERRY
FEBRUARY 9, 1920 – AUGUST 12, 2008
GROVE – Forest Cam Terry of Grove passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Grove Integris Hospital. He was 88 years old.
Forest was born February 9, 1920 in Grove, Oklahoma to Forest and May (Johnson) Terry. He was a graduate of Grove High School, class of 1938. He attended NEO A & M College in Miami, graduating in 1940. He continued his education at Lowry Air Force Base Craft Armor Training School, graduating in 1942, Spartin School of Aeronautics of Tulsa graduating in 1949 where he received his Commercial Pilot License and Flight Instructor License to teach both twin engine and single engine sea planes.
Forest enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 16, 1941. He served four years and was trained in aircraft armor maintenance. He proudly served during World War II and was honorably discharged on September 12, 1945.
Forest resided in Fairland from 1952 until 1976. He then moved to Miami where he remained until December of 2007 when he relocated to Grove. He was active with the Northeastern Military Burial Detail since 1987, serving as Chaplin. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion where he also served as Chaplin as the VFW in Miami. He was a member of the Forty and Eight-Chef De Guar and a member of the Hudson Creek Baptist Church.
His parents and one sister Twyla May Lacey preceded him in death.
He is survived by a special friend, Faye Bloomer of Grove, One son Bill Terry and wife Sheila of Fairland, OK, two daughters, Charlotte Searcy and Carol Duffell both of Miami, OK, five grandsons, Christopher Stone of Tulsa, Jon Stone of Iowa, Russell and Adam Cooper of Claremore, Jeri Hiltzman of Cushing, OK, Miranda Jones of Fairland and Cami Duffell of Miami, 11 great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. August 18, 2008 at Hudson Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Drake officiating and Reverend Harold Neal assisting. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Clift, Frank Tipton, Bob Detherage, Jayne McCarty, M.H. Drake, Morris Merit, and Glen Tomure. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard McCarthy, Linda Jackson, Billy Hanna and Ty Cobb.
Internment will be at Buzzard Cemetery, Grove, OK. The American Legion Post 147, Veterans Funeral Detail, will perform military rites.
The body will lie in state at the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch and will be moved to the Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland, Saturday morning and will remain until service time on Monday