The Rev. Terry was born on Jan. 26, 1930, in Salt River to Miles and Alice Baptisto Terry. He came to know his Lord and Savior on Sept. 27, 1967, at Indian Revival Center in Bell Gardens, California. He lived in Los Angeles for 25 years and moved back to Arizona in 1980. He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and graduated from Berean Bible College. From 1980 to 1997 he pastored Santan Indian Assembly of God.
He served as assistant presbyter of the Phoenix Metro Indian Section, served on the Native American Ministries Committee of the Arizona District Council of Assemblies of God, served 11 years on the Native American Fellowship Council of Elders and Board of Regents of American Indian College in Phoenix. He also was involved with the Royal Rangers and was a commander. He spoke and ministered at revivals in Oklahoma, New Mexico, California, Washington, Montana and in Arizona at Fort McDowell, Salt River, Gila River and Tohono O'odham Nation. He spoke and sang in the O'odham language.
He was married to Carolyn Manuel Terry from Salt River. He is survived by three adult children, Darryl T. Terry of Chinle, Denise and Dawn Terry of Santan; a sister, Loretta Norris of Sweetwater; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and three sisters.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.