Terry R. Johnson
October 24, 1946 - March 2, 2017
Terry R. Johnson, age 70, of Dover and formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Born on October 24, 1946 in York, PA, he was a son of the late Gordon A. Johnson and Helen M. (Hess) Johnson.
Terry proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger during the Vietnam War, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
For many years, he worked as a pipe layer with New Castle County Sewer. Prior to his retirement, he enjoyed his position as a paratransit driver for DART, where he made many friends during his 12 years of dedicated service.
Terry was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved gardening. He will always be remembered for Tuesday being his favorite day.
In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Johnson. He leaves many wonderful memories to his loving wife of 46 years, Cynthia A. (Hall) Johnson; children, Bridget Andrews (Joe) of Smyrna and Shannon Leslie (Josh) of Middletown; brother, John Johnson of New Castle; sisters, Chrissy Johnson of Crestview, FL and Karen Collins (Jesse) of Branson, MO; sisters-in-law, Linda Kane (Tom) of West Grove, PA; Pam Ingle (Grover) of New Castle and Lynne Johnson of Greenlawn, NY; grandchildren, Timothy, Jessica, Noah, Samantha, Caleb and Jaylynn and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with Terry’s family on Thursday evening, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 “ 7:00 pm at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, March 10, 2017 beginning at 9:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
22 Condolences for Terry R. Johnson
Karen Jennings Swoffer
To the Johnson Family;
I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort knowing that Terry will always be in your hearts. His spirit lives on.
Karen Jennings Swoffer
Words cannot take the sadness and heartache away that you are going through but please know that I’m praying that God gives you strength to endure the sorrow that you are feeling.Terry fought a hard fight for a long time and now is his time to rest in peace
Very sorry for your loss.
Cindy, Bridgette, Shannon and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow. May GOD give you comfort in the coming days. Terry was a great man, husband and father. Hold on to the many memories you have shared throughout the years. He will be watching over you all. Much love to all.
Joanna C. Johnson
I will miss you,tell everyone up there I said hi and will see each other again
I remember Terry when he worked at New Castle County. I will remember him for his smile and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful wife Cindy and family. R.I.P. Terry.
I am so sorry for your loss he was such a nice guy. Cindy I am truly sorry he is gone.
Am so sorry for your loss.
Elizabeth Cruse Rathbun
Cindy, we are so sorry for your loss. I will ALWAYS remember his smile and sense of humor. May God hold you and yours closely at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.
Cindy and Family,
So sorry to hear about Terry. What a great man with a loving heart and an infectious laugh. May your memories get you through this rough time! RIP Terry! ❤
Michelle (cooper) Leary
Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Cindy I am saying prayers for you and your family.
Terry was a sweet guy and a pleasure to work with and know. Anyone who was a friend to him never had to want for anything. He was a generous, warm guy and a loving family man. RIP Terry.
Tim and Tim Crist
Cindy our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry was such a fighter in life and now he is resting in heaven. Cindy you are one of the strongest people I have ever known and the best wife to Terry.
Please know we will continue to pray for you and your girls.
My thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family. There are many people sharing your loss. I always had a great time interacting with Terry. Years later I worked with him at DART. I always looked forward to crossing paths with him during my shift. He was kind to all.
My prayers go out to you &your family. My heart goes out to you Cindy. I’m always here ,let me know if there is anything I can do xoxo
Bob and Ginny Patridge
I know Terry for over 60 years and was more like a brother than a friend. What wonderful memories we have of all the fun times with our families and friends together…..so glad for the memories. Warm hugs and prayers for all our families. We will miss him so much, his smile, his laugh and just being with him.
There are no words to take away your pain and sorrow. But it is my greatest hope you’ll all find many laughs and lots of love in the memories we all share about Terry. Like how he scared me so much with his big gruff voice when I was little. But through the years I learned he wasn’t such a meanie. He was a big ole teddy bear underneath it all. A man of strength that loved the outdoors…hunting, fishing, gardening. He loved helping others and that showed through so much that he did. Like giving for his country as an ARMY RANGER! His work with DART paratransit; taking my lil brother hunting many years ago & getting him his first and only deer. Working with Mrs. Singer and sharing those fringe benefits of trips North and South with close friends and family. He was a very giving man and he loved his family. I love you all and pray for your comfort, strength, and peace in the days ahead.
Bridget i am so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say your final goodbye’s and Terry is laid to rest. I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my prayers at this very difficult time. Love to all!
To Cindy, the girls and the rest of T.J.’s family: you have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers on the loss of your best friend and dad. Too soon to lose someone so loved by his family.
Cindy and family..Your in my thoughts and prayers..RIP Terry.