Robert Terry


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Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Robert Lee Terry, 78, of Rock Island, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a service at 6:30 p.m. by the Elks Esquire Lodge 1648, Rock Island, of which he was a member and trustee. Burial will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family.
Robert was born on Oct. 15, 1934, in Brinkley, Ark., the son of Grant and Dora Johnson Terry.
He had been employed at John Deere Harvester Works for more than 29 years, retiring in January 1995 from the Combine Manufacturing Division as an industrial truck operator. He enjoyed bowling and watching the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls.
Survivors include his son, Theodore Combs; siblings, Nathan (Elizabeth) James, Grady White, Ronald White, Dona Manley Blakney, Dora Manley and George (Mae) Manley Jr., and sister-in-law, Juanita Terry, all of Rock Island; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Roger Terry, DeWitt Terry, Ethel Terry Johnson, Mary Ann White Crawford and Donald White.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 




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