Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Obituary - Terry D. Whitt

Terry D. Whitt was born July 4, 1976 to Michael and Ronda (Long) Whitt in Phoenix, Arizona, his favorite thing was that he was born on the United States Bicentennial. He passed away peacefully July 29, 2022 in Osceola, Missouri.

He grew up in Maysville, Missouri where he was raised with his big brother Shawn and little sister Kimber. He graduated from Job Corp in 1995 and excelled greatly while there. His group actually won the National Job Corp Academic Olympic Competition in Washington, DC. Terry was very smart but seldom wanted people to know that. He always took pride in being the most sarcastic person in room.

Terry wanted to follow along in his grandpa, dad, and big brothers footsteps and join the military. He got into basic training but found out soon after that he was diagnosed with diabetes. This took a lifelong toll on him.

Later in life Terry was blessed with step-parents. His mom remarried David Blackburn, which means he gained a step-sister Charisse Bruce, step-brother Leland Blackburn, step-sister Kayla Ware, and step-brother Brent Blackburn.

His dad remarried Tammy (Bell) Whitt and a long 19 years after Terry thought he only had one little sister, came the baby of the group, Michaela (Whitt) Self. Although he could be a pain most days, he was always well loved by his big family.

Terry lived in Texas for a few years with his brother Shawn, but his favorite person to be around was his nephew Michael Allen. They always had to tease each other in some way.

When Terry moved back to Missouri he never wavered from being close to his dad. Wherever he was, you most likely could find Terry too. There were many trips to doctors, or late night discharges when he would call his baby sister and of course, she would always go get him, no matter the time.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Bob and Maxine Long, and Dean and Francis Whitt, step-grandparent Donald Bell, an uncle Kenneth Whitt, a cousin Missy Allwood, and his favorite black cat in the world, Midnight.

Terry is survived by his father Michael (Tammy) Whitt, mother Ronda (David) Blackburn, a step-grandmother Judith Bell, brother Shawn (Christina) Whitt, sisters: Kimber (Kevin) Zubeck, Michaela (Lake) Self, nephews: Michael Whitt, Alex Whitt, Kallen Zubeck, and Kason Self, his favorite precious niece Kyndall Self, step-siblings, aunts: Rochele (Larry) Allwood, Renee (Ted) Roberts, cousins Jake (Daisy) Whitt, Richie Allwood, Michele Allwood, Patty Allwood, and Stephanie Roberts, a very special friend Jeanne Dearing, and many friends.

Terry was one-of-a-kind. He was stubborn, hard-headed, strong willed, his way or the highway, but he always loved his family unconditionally. We will love and miss you forever, dance with both legs now, be free of pain, and protect us always.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Terry Whitt memorial fund in care of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Visitation
Thursday, August 4, 2022
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel

Graveside Service
Thursday, August 4, 2022
10:00 AM
Macedonia Cemetery

Interment
Macedonia Cemetery

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