Donald Eugene Terry

March 10, 2019

Donald Eugene Terry, born March 14, 1938, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, February 25, 2019. Donald was born in Mobile, AL and at the age of one week, he and his family moved to Molino, FL where he resided until his death.

He is survived by his adoring wife of nearly 55 years, Lurleyne Lamar Terry. Don is also survived by a sister, Fay Terry Fant and husband John of Mobile; a brother, William A. Terry and wife Debbie Taylor of Molino. He is survived also by many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

Don was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert E. and Evelyn Ruth Enfinger Terry; a brother, James Terry (Martha); his father- and mother-in-law, James W. Lamar and Dorothy Lamar Leitch. Also preceding him in death were other members of the Terry, Enfinger, Lamar, and Leitch families.

Don was employed at Chemstand/Monsanto from 1956 until his retirement in 1993. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an admirer of all nature and of all animals. Some of his happiest times were when he was working and training his bird dogs and breaking and training his beloved Tennessee walking horses. He enjoyed competing against other field trailers in both regional and national championships. Don was a member of the Northwest Florida Field Trial Club and participated as a judge, marshal, or scout, at many regional trials. It is estimated that he won or placed in over 200 trials in the area. Two of Don’s proudest moments were when with his champion pointer, Ace, he won the Amateur Regional Championship Stake in Little Rock, AR, IN 1987 and when he won the National Amateur Walking Shooting Championship in 1993 at Coldwater Creek field trial grounds in Munson, FL. It has been said that Don could train a dog or a horse to do most anything except talk. He was known as “A True Southern Gentlemen,” among his fellow field trailers. He leaves behind many special friends including Kevin Seely, Robert Kennedy, and Bob Bonner. Don made an impact on everyone he met through his kind soul, his love of nature and animals, and his genuine respect for his fellow man. His death has left a hole in our hearts.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 11, 2019, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Christopher’s.

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