Alvan Hempstead Terry

April 10, 1937 - December 25, 2012
Alvan Hempstead Terry

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Alvan Terry, 75, of N. Hampton Road, Wilmington, NC. passed away December 25, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Terry was born in Greenport, NY, to the late Burton L. and Florence Hempstead Terry. He was a highway foreman with the SC Department of Public Works for over 29 years and proudly served for 50 years as a member of Southold FD Eagle Hook & Ladder Co. He also loved to travel, enjoyed bowling, and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Terry; two sons, Kevin Terry of Southold, NY, and Mark Terry of Lewisville, NC; one daughter, Jacquelyn Bruckheimer of Hampton, VA; one sister, Marie Glover of Mattituck, NY; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at 11 AM, Saturday, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC, 27317.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • December 28, 2012
    Linda McCormick says:
    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to every member of the entire Terry Family during this very sad time. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Alvan, but we are sure that he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We hope that you can always remember Alvan with a smile on your face, when you treasure each and every memory. Linda McCormick & Wayne Hutchens

  • December 31, 2012
    Kevin says:
    Dad, This has been the hardest six days of my life. Thanks for always being there for me. you were the greatest father and friend anyone could ever have. I miss you much. The memories of you will go on for ever,thats what makes this so difficult. I love you, your son Kevin

  • December 26, 2012
    Laurie says:
    So sorry for your loss. I remember Pop when I was a child, he loved playing jokes on us, he had such a big smile!

  • December 28, 2012
    Gray Draughn says:
    Mark, I am saddened to hear of your lost. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Gray c

  • December 26, 2012
    Robbi Jonas says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Nikki, Savannah and the entire family. So sorry for your loss. May all of you feel the comfort and peace only God can give.