Walter was born to his parents, Carl and Mary Evelyn (Myers) Terry, in Decatur, AL. He married Delores Finn in 1991. Walter was in the United States Air Force as a fuel mechanic and then as a boom operator on a KC 135 tanker for inflight refueling for over 20 years, when he retired with an honorable discharge. He then worked many years and retired from Pete Lien & Sons.
Walter E. Terry, 84, of Piedmont, SD, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Walter is survived by his spouse, Delores; daughter, Rita (Michael) LeBlanc; son, Randy Terry; daughter, Wanda Redford, children who he raised with his former wife, Janet; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by both his parents, and his first wife, Ruth.
There will be a delayed military service at a later date.
Walter’s family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital who took care of him in his final days.