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Charles (Chuck) Wayne Terry, 72, of Watervliet passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23, 2021.

Charles was born on April 15, 1949 in Benton Harbor to Edna (Payne) Terry and James F. Terry. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from March 1968 to November 1972. He returned home to Watervliet where he lived out the remainder of his life. He could often be found down by the river enjoying the peace and solitude. He was also an avid animal lover and especially enjoyed his rescue cats.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Debra (Altom) Terry, his son Dustin W. Terry (Sara) of Coloma, two stepdaughters Deborah Stainbrook (John) of Hartford, Aimee Saltzgiver of Watervliet, sisters Ruthann Austin of Swansboro, NC, Jeanette Cromer of Coloma, and a brother Clyde Terry (Julie) of St. Joseph, as well as two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Raymond A. Terry, and his sister Rosemary Terry.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Faith Lutheran Church in Coloma.


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