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Samuel Coleman Terry, Jr.

April 7, 1919 February 4, 2018
Samuel Coleman Terry, Jr.
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Obituary for Samuel Coleman Terry, Jr.

Samuel Coleman Terry, Jr. passed away at the age of 98 on Sunday, February 4, 2018. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 7, 1919, in Java, Va., the son of the late Samuel C. and Maude Terry, and had lived most of his life in the Mount Hermon Community. He and his wife, Ruth Elliott Terry, were married on December 20, 1946, and enjoyed 71 wonderful years together. He was an active member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church until his health declined.

Surviving are his wife and three children, Sandra T. Diemer and husband, John, Samuel C. Terry, III and wife, Mary Anne, and Elliott Terry. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Stephanie Harper, Scott Terry and wife, Whitney, Jacob Terry and Matthew Terry; one great-grandson, Kerr Terry; one great-granddaughter, Lorell Terry; a special nephew, Rev. Terry Bryant and wife, Linda; and his canine best friend, Jack. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandson, Cole Terry; three brothers and six sisters.

A true Southern gentleman, Coleman was grateful for his family and friends. He was a lifelong tobacco farmer and role model for hard work, known in the community for his farming skills. He was a man with an immeasurable work ethic whose heart was in the soil and crops he tilled and cultivated, and he took great pride in seeing his work as a farmer carried on by his family. He was a “Thank-you and good-to-see-you” man to the end. Coleman’s family and friends will miss his wonderfully warm sense of humor and his quiet, unassuming manner.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Highland Burial Park with Pastor Corey Young officiating.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to all his faithful friends and neighbors for their visits, love and prayers over the years. They request that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Terry family. Online condolences may be made at

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1:00 PM 2/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

Highland Burial Park
3049 North Main Street Danville 24540 VA
United States

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