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Auston Terry


Auston Terry, age 84, of Delta, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside, Sunday morning, July 21, 2019 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice.  He was born February 6, 1935 in Elk Valley, Tennessee to Lemon and Lilly (Davis) Terry.  Auston married Judy Thurman on January 16, 1960, and she survives.

Auston worked for Toledo Steel and Tube, Schindler Elevator, and retired in 1997 as a custodian from the Swanton Local School District.  He enjoyed hunting, playing country music on his guitar, loved raising labrador retrievers, and watching and coaching little league baseball.

Auston was a true family man; his family always came first.  He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Judy; sons, John (Soonji) Terry, Mark (Kimberly) Terry; grandchildren, Jacob, Owen and Emma; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella (Jim) Belcher, Aaron Thurman, Jr., Peggy (Billie) Johnson and Sam (Julie) Thurman; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Auston was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Terry and daughter, Patricia Terry.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Delta.

Memorial contributions may be made to Defiance Inpatient Hospice, 6817 OH-66, Defiance, OH 43512.


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Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss! I remember the times he came to Township to see you when we worked there. Such a gentle soul! Thinking of you and your family and praying God will see you through this difficult time.

Lon and Judy Fessenden Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Judy and family, So sorry to hear of Austin's passing. I wish I would have been lucky enough to have known him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Michele Young Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

Wonderful man. Couldn't ask for a better neighbor. He will truly be missed.

Chris Box and Kim Duke Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of your loss, sending prayers and hugs.

Bonnie and Ron Holdeman Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

Wish I could be there for you Mark just know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Nancy Bruce ( Circle K) Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy.
God Bless

Lois Pass Jul 22 2019 12:00 AM