Erin Eugene Terry was born to Phillip and Jacqueline Bleick Terry, on September 3rd, 1963, in Ozark, Alabama at Fort Rucker Hospital. He passed from his earthly home into his heavenly home on December 15th, 2022.
In his youth, Erin worked as a construction worker. For the past 40 years, he was an inspector, machinist, and worked in quality control. He was employed at Howmet, Rolls Royce, Daniel Screw Products and his employer at the time of his passing was Astra Mfg.
Erin enjoyed hunting arrowheads and other artifacts. Woodworking, fishing, and playing in dart leagues were some of his favorite pastime hobbies along with driving his 1983 CJ7 Jeep. He made sure to share these hobbies with the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Austin and Charlie Jo. Erin and Judy shared a love of exploring flea markets and taking long drives. He loved loud classic rock and blues music.
His favorite college football team was the Alabama Crimson Tide and his favorite NFL team was the Green Bay Packers.
Erin is survived by his wife of 28 years, Judy Pannell Terry of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; step-daughter, Christie Jo Ingram and husband Kenny; grandson, Austin Baldwin; granddaughter, Charlie Jo Baldwin; two sisters, Pam Terry and Karen Benoit; cousins, Vicki Goins, Donna Porter, and Wesley Scarberry; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Alicia Pannell; and nephew, Dan Pannell and wife Lisa. Nieces Coutney Terry, Jennifer Thomas and husband Philip and Kori Benoit. Life long best friend Kevin Young and wife Laura. Preceeding Erin in death were his parents Phillip and Patricia Terry. Grandparents William and Florence Terry. Cousins Dawna Campbell Spurgin, Terry Grau, and Niece Christina Wilson. Father and mother-in-law Charles and Inez Pannell.
There will be no service or burial as Erin's wishes were to be cremated.
“I’m Sure Gonna Miss Him”
Erin Terry was a stand-up guy who always did right by others. He was a husband, a grandpa, a papa, a friend and a brother.
He was kind, considerate and thoughtful too.
The times he spoke in anger were far between and few.
He wasn’t the kind of guy who’d hurt you or drag you down.
He’d pick you up and help you put your feet back on the ground.
He believed the only way to do a job was to do it right.
He took pride in his work and kept perfection in sight.
He was a thinker… so passionate about his views.
He sure loved my Momma and loved his grandbabies too!
He wasn’t flashy, he didn’t brag or boast.
He was a real man!
He knew what mattered most!
He made me feel important and I always knew he cared.
He loved the outdoors and good tunes playing loud.
He preferred alone in the woods over hanging out with a crowd.
We carry him with us,
His love lives within!
I can almost hear him saying, “…now go do something’!”
He was much more than my stepdad; he was my good friend.
I’m sure gonna miss him… till my time here ends.
Our world will be different,
Now that he’s gone.
But we’ll do our best,
To keep on keepin on.
Written by Christie Jo 12/15/22
“In Loving Memory of my Stepdad”
Erin, life wasn’t always fair to you... and it didn’t give you a great start…. But I hope and I pray that you never felt anything but love from us and I mean it from my heart.
Thank you for everything. Thank you for being so good to my Momma and thank you for everything you did for me and my children.
Written by Christie Jo 12/15/22