Samuel E. Terry Sr., 74, of Patriot, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his residence.

He was born June 5, 1942 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late Cecil Leland and Grace Hanley Spears Terry. Samuel was married to Shelby Williams Terry and she survives him. He was retired from working road construction.

Also surviving are a son, Samuel E. (Karen) Terry Jr. of Gallipolis; a daughter, Kiana Terry of Patriot; a grandson, Gabriel Terry; stepchildren, Amy (Gary) Dray of Gallipolis and Nola (Donivan) Blake of Crown City; step grandchildren, Samuel Cudd, Nolan Stanley and 5 additional step grandchildren; sisters, Rosalie C. Shoemaker of Hilliard, Mary E. (Ed) Cox of Oak Hill, Grace E. (Mike) Broyles of Gallipolis, Pamela S. (Phillip) Lane of Pickerington, and Diana L. (David) Somerville of Thurman; four brothers, Cecil R. (Shirley) Terry of Bidwell, James W. (Sue) Terry of Patriot, Larry D. (Shirley) Terry of Vinton, William J. (Anna) Terry of Pt. Pleasant, WV; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Samuel was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann Terry, and three sisters, Ruby Viola Gibson, Alelia Annabelle Seagraves, and Linda Lou Terry.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Leist officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the funeral home from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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