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Willliam C. Terry

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Published: June 13, 2018

Dr. William C. Terry of Hot Springs passed away peacefully Monday AM. He was born January 6, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas to William Vester Terry and Gladys Boyles Terry.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother & sister-in-law, Bob & Betti Terry. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Drew Reeves Terry; two daughters, Druann & husband, Dr. Barry Baskin of Little Rock and Allison & husband, James Dowden of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Erin & husband, Jared Coleman, Blair Baskin and Jack Dowden.

Dr. Terry graduated from Sudan, Texas High School; attended New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico. He received a BS from Oklahoma State University then served 2 years in the Armor Division of the United States Army achieving rank of Captain. In 1960 he graduated from OSU with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He practiced 31 years in Hot Springs.

Dr. Terry was past president of Arkansas Veterinary Medicine Association; elected Veterinarian of the Year in 1978. He was past president of Hot Springs Country Club, a member of downtown Rotary Club, past chairman of United Way and past board member of Teen Challenge of Arkansas. He was a founding member of Trinity Church where he remained faithful till death.

A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Church with Matt Scully, Bob Thornton and Jim Adkins officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff, both past and present, of Brookfield Assisted Living for their loving care and generosity to our husband and father for the past two years.

Memorials have been designated to Teen Challenge of Arkansas, 155 Walnut Valley Road, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901 or Trinity Church, 670 Panama Street, Hot Springs, Ark. 71913. Arrangements are with Hot Springs Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.hotspringsfh.com.

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