Funeral services for Alton Lee Terry, 76, of Mineola, were held on September 21, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home. Chaplain Robert Stovall officiated. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba. Pallbearers were Randall Gary, Mike Roberts, Ricky Peebles, Jason Terry, Doug Eagerton and Leeanne Terry.
Mr. Terry died on September 19, 2022, in Quitman. He was born May 21, 1946, in Alba, to Uliss Fields and Audie Evelyn Wright Terry. He lived all his life in the Wood County area of Alba and Mineola. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW Post # 6635, Grand Saline and of the American Legion. He worked as a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad and retired after 42 years of service.
Mr. Terry is survived by son, Jason Terry of Paris; daughter, Leeanne Terry of Whitehouse; brother, Milton Terry of Golden; six sisters, Robbie Schneidwind of Grand Saline, Peggy Young of Arp, Linda Burton of Alba, Carolyn Gary of Alba, Candy Redding of The Colony and Debra Creecy of Golden; four grandchildren; special niece, Cindy Estoll; several nephews and nieces; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Justin Terry; three sisters, Verniece Gilliland, Jane Curtis and Margie Killgo.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.