Clifford Alexander Terry, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 in New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 25, 1925 in Trenton, TN and had been a Vermilion resident since 1958. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was transferred from Ford Motor, Memphis as a Utility man, to Ford Motor Co., Lorain, retiring in 1990 after 37 years. He was a Charter Member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion, where he
enjoyed ushering and working in the yard. He was also a member of Amvets Post #22 and Buckeye Builders. He enjoyed puzzles, going to church and gospel music.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Polly Anna (nee Emison) Terry; daughters, Dianne Terry of Elyria, and Paula Fitzpatrick of Lorain; son, Douglas Terry of Vermilion; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Marion Terry of Bells TN, and Aubrey Terry of Alamo, TN; sisters, Modean Dicus of Manassas, VA, and Virginia Terry of Alamo, TN.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Ary (nee Robbins) Terry; brother, Floyd Terry; sister, Gladys Buford; and grandson Matthew Terry in 2004.
Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 from 5 to 9 P.M. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Services will be held at the Lakeview Baptist Church, 591 Ferndale Avenue, Vermilion, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Cliff Morris and Rev. Guy Morton, pastor and pastor emeritus of Lakeview Baptist Church, co-officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. Contributions may be made to the Clifford Terry Garden Fund or the Food Bank at Lakeview Baptist Church, 591 Ferndale Avenue, Vermilion, OH 44089.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com