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Walter Carnell Terry

SoVaNow.com / April 10, 2018


Walter Carnell Terry, age 69, of Hampton, was born April 13, 1948 in Clarksville, as the eldest child of John and Mary Terry. Walter’s purpose on this earth was completed on March 16, 2018.

Walter gave his life to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. He was an active member of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple in Hampton. until his demise. He received his early education through the public schools of Clarksville, and graduated in 1966 from West End High School as an honor student and president of his class. He graduated from Hampton Institute (electronics degree) in 1970 and furthered his education receiving two masters degrees: electrical engineering (1973) and business management (1975) from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. While at Hampton Institute, he met the love of his life, Gay, and they were married in 1970. He had an extensive 39 year career as an electrical and quality engineer with General Motors. Walter was a man of few words but enlarged commitment.

Walter leaves to cherish his memory: wife of 47 years, Gay Robinson Terry, two loving children, Michael of Milwaukee Wis., Joy of Hampton, parents, John and Mary Small Terry, Plainfield, N.J., sister, Theresa Terry Williams, Harrisburg, Pa., brother Simeon (Alma) Terry, Corinth, Texas, seven grandchildren, one aunt, one uncle, and a host of cousins and friends.

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