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Terry Henri Jones

August 21, 1940 July 27, 2020
Terry Henri Jones
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Terry Henri Jones went home to Jesus Monday, July 27th. He was welcomed with a “well done my good and faithful servant” by his Lord and Savior. Terry was born August 21, 1940 in Tallassee, Alabama. Raised in Winter Haven, Florida by his mother Nell Jones and father Taft Jones. He graduated from Winter Haven High in 1958. There he met Michelle Mysko and they became sweethearts. He joined the United States Marine Corps after graduation and upon returning from overseas he and Michelle wed in 1961. They moved to their home in Valrico in 1972. Terry graduated with an AA degree from Florida College in Temple Terrace and two degrees from USF. He became a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ when he was ordained by the Agape Evangelistic Mission in 1978. The founding Pastor of Christ Center Fellowship, Terry ministered to many over 32 years. After retiring, he ministered to a homegroup for over four years. He worked part time for the Brandon News, Tampa Tribune, and the St. Petersburg Times as a sportswriter focusing on High School sports with a passion for High School Wrestling. Terry was the first journalist inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Oklahoma. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, two daughters, Terri Lyn Jones and Laurie Motes, one granddaughter, Mariah Perez, two grandsons, Tyler and Matthew Motes, two great granddaughters, Allonah and Abigail Perez, son-in-law Bill Motes and grandson-in-law, Yuni Perez. Terry loved to fish and was an avid Florida Gator fan. Terry loved Jesus, but he wanted all to know that Jesus knew and loved Terry. Graveside services, with social distancing, will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Bloomingdale Cemetery, Valrico. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Graveside

Friday

31

Jul

11:00 AM 7/31/2020 11:00:00 AM
Bloomingdale Cemetery

3301 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

Bloomingdale Cemetery
3301 Bloomingdale Avenue Valrico 33596 FL
United States

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Alzheimer's Association

14010 Roosevelt Blvd.
Suite 709
Clearwater, FL 33762
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