James I. “Jimmy” Terry, was born on September 10, 1940 in Lake City to the late Irwin D. & Callie Parker Terry. James passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2021. James graduated from Branford High School in 1959. After graduation, he served time in the Unites States Airforce. He was president and co-owner with his brother and first cousin of I.C. Terry Farm, Inc. He has been a farmer his whole life, and he enjoyed what he did and loved being on the farm. During his life, he helped grow tobacco, corn, soybeans, peanuts, grass seed, hay, chickens, a cow/calf operation, and doing the mechanical repairs as well as a home garden.
He loved to combine the grass seed and peanuts. He also enjoyed mowing his mother’s yard, his own yard and around the farm buildings his whole life. He was a lifetime member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He served as the chairman of the board as well as treasurer. He was a trustee and treasurer of Siloam Cemetery Association, Inc.; he took on the responsibility of mowing the church grounds as well as the cemetery his whole life. He was a member and board member, as well as serving as secretary for many years for the Columbia County Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the Lake City Camp of the Gideon International and a member of the American Legion Post #59 in Branford.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Ann Leslie Terry; children, Gail Terry, Jan Terry, Wayne (Karen) Terry and Nancy (Robbie) Pitts. Grandchildren, Evie and Isaac Pitts, Cole and Callianne Terry; brother, E. William “Booty” (Peggy) Terry; sisters, Carolyn Cannon, Doris (Charles) Wilson, Patricia (Bill) Peeler, Margaret (John) Hancock and Janice (Bud) Holloway. Many niece and nephews also survive.
A funeral service for Mr. Terry will be conducted on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. in the Siloam United Methodist Church with his brother-in-law, Billy Peeler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, July 16, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be considered to the Siloam Cemetery Association in Mr. Terry’s Name, 969 SW Siloam Street, Lake City, FL, 32024; the Gideon International at P.O. Box 1805, Lake City, FL, 32056 or to a charity of your choice.
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