ALBANY -- Jonah Benjamin Terry 95, of Albany died February 3, 2013 at Dawson Manor and Rehab in Dawson, GA.
Funeral services will be TODAY February 6, 11:00 AM at Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Barry Hutcheson and Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Kimbrell-Stern.
Jonah was born to Sam and Clara Terry on March 29, 1917 in Ellaville, GA but spent most of his life in Albany. Jonah was known to have many friends as "J B" or "Jonah B". He attended Albany High School but was forced to drop out of school to support his family during the depression. Jonah worked for Western Union Telegraph as a courier and delivered telegrams all over the city. He retuned to school after a year of working and received his high school diploma. Mr. Terry's devoted wife of more than 50 years Susie Walker Terry passed away February 25, 2010. Mr. Terry was preceded in death by two sisters Ruby Cain and Doris Wills.
Mr. Terry lived in what has been called the "Greatest Generation". He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Jonah was very proud of his military service. He was a 1st Sergeant in the 80th Infantry Division and served under General George Patton as part of the 3rd Army. Jonah served at the Invasion of Normandy and the "Battle of The Bulge". He received numerous commendations including "The Bronze Star". After the war he served and retired from the Georgia National Guard and the Marine Core Logistics Support Base. He enjoyed participation in the Lay Witness Mission Program within the United Methodist Church.
Jonah is survived by his son Bill Terry wife Judy of Goldsboro, NC and grandson Trent Terry. He is also survived by his daughter Sharon Howell husband Baxter of Albany, GA and grandson Barry Hutcheson and his wife Hope, and grandson Terry Hutcheson. He is also survived by his grandchildren Maci Hutcheson, Taylor Hutcheson, Patrick Hutcheson, Dillon Hutcheson and Ryan Hutcheson, Alex Bergoza and Alexis Bergoza. Jonah is also survived by his sister Mary Shank of Fairborn, Ohio.
You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Terry by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors