Jerry Reed “Buttercup” Terry
Jerry “Buttercup” Reed Terry, 78, formerly of Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Dallas, N.C., he was the husband of Patsy Sparks Terry and son of the late Julius Reed Terry and Agnes Green Terry. He retired as owner/ operator of Terry’s Diesel, was a Mason and member of Gaffney Free Will Baptist Church. He loved dirt track and NASCAR racing, owned cars and raced at Cherokee Speedway until retirement.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger Terry and wife, Cheryl, of Gaffney; two daughters, Rita T. Koone and husband, Hicks, and Peggy T. Lewis and husband, James, all of Gaffney; two brothers, James “Moon” Terry and wife, Shirley, of Gaffney and Johnny Terry of Lockhart; a sister, Laura Wade and husband, Steve, of Chester; five grandchildren, Shawn Holmes and husband, Jeff, Brooke McCumber and husband, Reid, Rachel Easler and husband, Brian, Michael Terry and April Terry; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Frances House, Barbara Black, Margaret Inman and Marlene Spencer.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Blakely Funeral Home.
Services will be held Saturday, April 10, at 3 p.m. at Gaffney Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Tolley and the Rev. Bill Vanderford officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Senior Centers of Cherokee County, 499 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, SC 29341; or Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29340.
The family is at the home of Roger and Cheryl Terry, 1404 E. Frederick St., Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www. blakelyfuneralhome. com.