James “Jim” L. Terry


James “Jim” L. Terry, 71, of Independence, MO passed away on August 12, 2016 at his residence.  

Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm on August 16, 2016 at 3708 Blue Ridge Blvd, Independence MO, 64052.

Mr. Terry was born September 17, 1945  in Earle, Arkansas.  Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  The oldest of four he began working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad moving to the Union Pacific Railroad and finally retiring from TranSystems Corp in 2014.  Grandchildren were the love of Jim’s retired life.  He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margret Terry and father James L. Terry.

He is survived by his wife Sandra of the home, sons; James W. Terry of Louisville, KY, M. Greg Terry (Nikki) of Shawnee, KS, Robert D. Terry of Kansas City, MO, and three grandchildren; Brayton Terry, Logan Terry, and Sloan Terry.  He is also survived by his brothers Robert Terry, Danny Terry as well as his sister Mary Beth Aaron and numerous nieces and nephews.


  1. Tiffany Spurgeon on August 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I love you all. Papaw was always there for my son, and myself. Bray & I feel a huge part of our hearts is missing. And to Memaw, the rest of our hearts are with you right now. Until we meet again, goodnight moon Papaw.

  2. John & Pam Barrett on August 14, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Our heart goes out to you for your loss. Jim was such a huge influence in Brayton’s life I know he will miss him so much, as I know you will.

  3. Joannina Radicioni Zachary on August 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    So sorry to hear that Jimmy had passed away. We lived across the street from each other in Earle, growing up. Prayers for the families.

  4. Jackie Balducci on August 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Sandra and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about y’all. I will be praying for you. God bless.

  5. Ryan LeCluyse on August 15, 2016 at 8:21 am

    We’re very sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Karla Geter on August 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    My prayers are with Sandra and the Terry family. Jim had vision, empathy and unending optimism. I am lucky to have known Jim as a mentor and as a friend.

  7. John E Dunsworth on August 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Our Prayers are with the Terry Family and our Condolences to Jim’s Family.

    Jim’s passing has left a void in the hearts and minds of the many that he worked with and touched their lives, including me & my Family.

  8. Dorothy Macias on August 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Prayers for your family, Jim was a real man with integrity and respected by many who worked and knew him. A very big loss, God Bless and keep you during these difficult times.
    Dorothy Macias

  9. Adam Houk on August 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. It was such a privilege to have known and worked with Jim.

  10. Diane (Fulgham) Hopkins on August 17, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Sandra and family members, I was very sorry, to read about the recent loss of your husband. You and family members will be in my prayers. May God bless and give you comfort in the days ahead.

  11. Robert d terry on November 5, 2021 at 2:33 am

    For I know that nothing good dwells within us, that is in the flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

    Roman’s 7:18

    I miss and love u dad.

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