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James Terry, Jr.
Born in Illinois
56 years
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     This memorial website was created to remember James Eugene Terry, Jr. who was born in Peoria, Illinois on June 27, 1951 and passed away on April 12, 2008. He will live forever in our memories and hearts.

     James Eugene Terry, Jr., 56, of Peoria, passed away at 4:49 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

     James was born on June 27, 1951 in Peoria, a son of James Eugene and Imagene (Vaughn) Terry, Sr. He married Evelyn VanDyke on June 2, 2004 in Peoria. She survives.

     He is also survived by his parents of Canton; son, James Terry III of East Peoria; stepdaughters, Nichole Jacoby and Ashley (Cartel) Leggins, all of Peoria; sisters, Linda Seams of Moline, Sharon Barton of New Windsor, Betty Hale of Rock Island and Shirley Davis of Davenport, IA; two grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and uncles, Harold (Mildred) Ennis of Brimfield, Robert (Nancy) Terry of St. David, Walter (Vicky) Vaughan of Brimfield and Dick (Crystal) Terry of Canton.

     James was a U.S. Army veteran, honorably discharged on March 18, 1971 at Fort Lewis Washington. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Pekin Chapter 50.

     James enjoyed working on anything he could get his hands on; listening to country music and “the oldies”; fishing; collecting tools and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. memorabilia; watching NASCAR; and spending time with his dog, Fat Butt. He was a very independent man and loved helping veterans.

     A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Clary Funeral Home, 1625 West Candletree Drive in Peoria. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment of the cremated remains, with military honors, will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL at a later date.

     Memorial contributions may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Pekin Chapter 50 at 2207 Belmont Drive, Pekin, IL 61554.

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nichole jacoby
I'm sharing a memory that I can remember. I can remember on a Sunday afternoon, Jim always used to watch NASCAR and his guy, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s #88 car. He used to yell and holler to have Jr. win. When I used to root for my guy, Kyle Busch's #18 car, he used to be funny and talk about how when my guy's car would get into a wreck he would shoot M&M's out at everyone on the track and that's why my guy would wreck, I guess. it used to make me laugh for hours, when he used to say that. He was funny and I loved that in my stepdad.
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