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Willie "Bates" Terry, Jr.

November 7, 1963 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 58)

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"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED AND WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY"

Willie Terry, Jr. “Bates”

Willie Terry, Jr. was born on November 7, 1963, to the late Willie and Ella M. Terry, Sr. in Ocala, Florida.

He was converted at an early age and joined Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He attended the Marion County Public Schools and was a graduate of Vanguard High School, Class of 1981.

After graduating, Willie began driving trucks with his father full time and was a part owner of Willie Terry & Son Trucking. He drove for many years until his health failed. Willie lived his life to the fullest and never apologized for it.

Willie went home to be with the Father on June 13, 2022. He leaves behind one sister, Wilhelmina Terry Smith of Ocala; nieces, Jerwanda Smith of Ocala and Vanessa Franklin of Ocala; sister in law, Naomi Gardner of Apopka; nephews, Larone Gardner of Apopka, Leonard Gardner of Cairo, GA; Goddaughter, Belicia (Darron) Williams and her family, Konnor and Kehlan of Hampton, GA; favorite cousins, Gloria Monts Vance and Kay Fortune of Columbus, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Public Visitation will be held on Friday June 24, 2022, at 12:00 until 4:00PM at Summers Funeral Home 2238 NW 10th Street, Ocala 34475.

Wake Service will be held on Friday June 24, 2022 at 6:00pm until 7:00pm at Summers Funeral Home 2238 NW 10th St, Ocala, Fl 34475.

Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 12:00pm at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery 13425 County Road 475, Ocala, FL 34480.

 

"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED AND WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY"

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 24, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Summers Funeral Home
2238 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475

Wake
Friday
June 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Summers Funeral Home
2238 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475

Graveside Service
Saturday
June 25, 2022

12:00 PM
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
13425 County Road 475
Ocala, FL 34480

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