Mr. Benny Watt Terry, age 75, of Rome, Ga. passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in a local hospital.
Mr. Terry was born in Whitfield County, Georgia on June 23,1944, a son to the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Terry. He was a graduate of the East Rome High School and went on to attend and graduate with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from what was then known as the Coosa Valley Institute of Technology.
Mr. Terry was also a Veteran, proudly serving with United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Mr. Terry had the proud distinction of also serving for 11 years with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department. He was a Deacon at the Parkview Baptist Church in Rome. He was a member of and past Post Commander of the American Legion Post 5, Post 52 and Post 136. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, a Lt. Colonel of the State Defense Force and a Past Commander of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Mr. Terry was a member of the “Tea Party” and was an of the American Legion Sponsor for Young Marines. He also served faithfully as a Volunteer with both the Pruitt Hospice Care and the Floyd Humane Society. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Drake “Sherry” Terry; his son, Donald Robert Kinsella; his grandchildren, Donald and Kamryn Kinsella; other relatives survive.
In keeping with Mr. Terry’s wishes he was cremated.
The memorial service for Benny Watt Terry will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the Parkview Baptist Church, 4 Wesley Drive, NW, Rome GA. 30165. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Church from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the memorial service starting at 5:00 p.m.
In accordance with the CDC Guidelines and the State of Georgia’s Rules and Regulations, we ask that everyone observe the State Distancing requirements and we also ask that a mask be worn at all time.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown proudly makes this announcement for the Family and friends of Mr. Benny Watt Terry