William F. Terry

September 30, 1939 - October 22, 2020

William F. “Bill” Terry, 81, of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born to the late Fred Terry and Edith Barton Terry on September 30, 1939. Bill was a member of West Corbin Christian Church and served in the U.S. Army. He retired after many years as a plant manager at Elicon and PDF. He was well known as a piano player and singer who toured with gospel quartets, and performed at many churches, weddings, and funerals.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Hazel and Ellis Brewer.

Left to cherish the memory of Bill are his wife of 54 years, Marcella Terry; his son, Mark (Tammy) Terry; sister, Janice Taylor; brother, Larry (Betty) Terry; grandchildren: Aaron (Michaela) Terry of Boise, Idaho, Alex and Jason Terry of Greenville, South Carolina, and Emily Terry Lawson (Stephen) of Austin, Texas, as well as his great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 25, 2020, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Hammond and Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow at Worley Cemetery with Aaron, Alex, Jason, Dalton, Derek, and Justin Terry and Stephen Lawson serving as pallbearers and Elijah Lawson, Maximus Lawson, and Benjamin Terry as honorary pallbearers.  Military honors will be conducted by the D.A.V. Post 158.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Sunday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701.

  1. Ruth Faust Reply

    We are so sorry to hear the passing of Bill. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. May God surrounding you with peace and place a comforting hands on you. We love the Terry family.

  2. Denny Liford (Worm) Reply

    I’m beyond heartbroken to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful friend for many many years. He was a genuine kind person and a great personal and musical inspiration to me. I played guitar in his quartet, The Melody Makers, and was always in awe of his tremendous God-given talent. He, and the other members of the group shaped my young life and taught me to be the best person I could be. I loved him dearly and was blessed that God made our paths cross way back then. Soar with the angels my friend. You will be missed.

  3. Ivan Spencer Reply

    Did you know him

  4. Wanda Rose Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill,prayers for you all! May God comfort you all!🙏🏻

  5. Deloris and Billy Howard Reply

    We love all of you. So sorry to hear. Didn’t find out until late tonight. Prayers

  6. Shelley Reeves Reply

    We are all sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We are holding you dear in our thoughts and prayers
    Shelley, Ann, & Paul
    Sammy Terry family

  7. Joan Angel Reply

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Payers from Edward and Joan Angel

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