Esmond Arnold Terry, 89, of Collinsville, VA passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Meadows of Dan, VA to the late Otey Kemper Terry and Verona Spangler Terry Calhoun on June 22, 1933. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Douglas Terry, R.C. Terry, Juanita Hanna, and Ramona Edwards.
Mr. Terry was a member of Gospel Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Terry was a minister of the gospel for over fifty-six years within this community and he found no greater joy than leading someone to Christ.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Sara Watts Terry; daughters, Wanda Guilliams, Jennifer Pruett Hollyfield (Bart), and Laurie Terry Prillaman; son, Scott Terry (Suzanne); sister, Gloria Pruitt and brother, Orville Calhoun (Vivian). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Adam Guilliams (Alex), Aprille Kelly (Aaron), Jared Pruett (Erica), Jordan Pruett, Tiffanie Adkins (Andy), Mallaurie Hickman (Logan), Kemper Terry, and Britney Terry; great-grandchildren, Eli Guilliams, Annabelle Kelly, Riley Kelly, Walker Pruett, Barrett Pruett, Keri-Jean Pruett, Kaden Pruett, Haley Adkins, and Tatum Adkins.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Collinsville with Pastors Eugene Chitwood, Peyton Gilbert and Larry Cheek officiating. Burial will follow the service at Henry Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gospel Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 8208 Daniels Creek Rd., Collinsville, VA 24078.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Terry family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.