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Henry Albert Terry

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Aug. 6, 1933 — Nov. 10, 2017

Henry Albert “Al” Terry, 84, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

Al was born in Hertford County on Aug 6, 1933, to the late Godfrey Jackson and Virginia Burden Terry. After high school, he worked in construction with his father until he joined the U.S. Army in 1953. Following active duty, he worked for the Department of the Navy, Sea Systems Command, until his 1988 retirement. Al and his family moved to Wilson in 2003. He was a member of Mount Lebanon Masonic Lodge AF & AM No.117, an enthusiastic landscaper and a faithful member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Godfrey Jackson Terry Jr., and Phyllis Terry Rhea, as well as a granddaughter, Amber Terry.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rita Louise Terry; and his daughter, Vicki Lynn Terry of Wilson; brothers, Mark Terry (Ann) of Millennium and George Terry (Judy) of Salemburg; sons, Daniel Terry of Hardy, Virginia and Mike Terry (Doris) of St. Albans, West Virginia; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road, with the Rev. Justin Deeter officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends 1 - 2 p.m. at the church.

Flowers will be appreciated, as will donations to Alzheimer’s NC, Inc., 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.