Dennis Ray Terry (1947-2014)

Dennis Terry, 66, of Wellington, Kansas went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 with his loving family by his side
Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington. Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the Hillside Baptist Church Building Fund and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington, Kansas.
Dennis Ray Terry was born November 3, 1947 the son of Roy Dennis and Velma Dora (Cochran) Terry in Bushnell, NE. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1966 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Holmes Theological Seminary in Greensville, South Carolina. .
After going steady since August 11, 1964 Dennis and Linda (Weaver) were united in marriage on September 11, 1967 in Derby, KS. Dennis was a Pastor and Lay Minister in Pratt, KS, and then a machinist at TECT Aerospace from 1972 until 2010.
Dennis enjoyed fishing, woodworking, refinishing furniture and working on their home. He was also involved in Community Theater, singing in groups, and studying Bible history. He was a gifted singer, Bible teacher and speaker. Most of all he loved his family and God.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Linda of the home, daughters: Tamara Martin and her husband Mike of Wellington, Debra Alexander and her husband Eddie of Papillion, NE, and Davina Tredway and husband Mike of Wellington, KS; 8 grandchildren: Alex Shamblin, David Brokaw, Christina Martin, Nicholas Martin, Mikaela Alexander, Sarah Alexander, Joanna Tredway and Abby Tredway; his brother, Reverend Gary Terry and his wife Georgia of Wellington, KS, two sisters: Marilyn Hudson and her husband Reverend Marvin Hudson of Norman, OK, and Helen Calvert and her husband Walter of Delaware; and 5 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and two grandchildren: Kathrine “Kat” Tredway and Thomas “T.J.” Alexander.



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