Terry was born to Edgar and Doris Roberts and has enjoyed life in
the Ocala area for the past seventy six years. His is a life of service to
those in the community. Being born into a ‘funeral home family’ he soon
learned plans change, lives change and service to others is paramount
when dealing with those difficult situations.
Upon graduation from high school, Terry attended CFCC and later
went on to study at the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas,
Texas. He trained as a military policeman while in the Army and had the
distinct honor of serving on President Eisenhower’s Honor Guard for his
last military review at Fort Gordon, GA.
Terry recalls the days when the funeral hearse also served as the
local ambulance, and him responding to emergencies, as well as funeral
calls. Those calls, often in the middle of the night, made a lasting
impression on his life and today he still has such high regard for the first
responders who deal with those life and death moments on a daily basis.
Community, faith and family are the foundation blocks in Terry’s life.
He has served as past president of the Ocala Shrine Club, the Fort King
Lions Club, the Dunnellon Kiwanis Club, coached the Dunnellon Little
League and was Chairman of the Southeastern Youth Fair for two years.
Youth and agriculture have always been two areas of special interest to
him. Throughout the years he has shown horses competitively, dabbled in
breeding and racing horses, competed and drove horses in Combined
Driving and still enjoys the ones he refers to as ‘pasture art’ around his
home in Dunnellon.
Terry, and his wife Sherry, are blessed with six children, thirteen
grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Terry is an avid hunter and