Hubert Dallas Terry, 92 years old, of Tarboro, North Carolina was called by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to his heavenly home on Friday, April 29, 2022. He passed away peacefully at home with family at his side.
Hubert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha Parker Terry, his daughter Carol Faye Terry, his parents William J. Terry and Florrie Terry, and all 10 of his siblings. He is survived by his son, Dallas Reid Terry and wife, Irma, his daughter, Susan Terry Brown and her husband, C. B. Brown, grandchildren Jason Terry, Ann Maria Terry, Daniel Brown, Josh Brown, Adam Brown and his wife, Amber.
Hubert was born on October 18, 1929 in Hertford County, North Carolina. He grew up and attended school in Aulander, NC. He graduated from Aulander High School in 1947 with honors and excelled in all subjects. He then went on to attend and graduate from the University of North Carolina in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in public relations and advertising. While in college Hubert was active in Delta Sigma Pi, a national professional business fraternity, and was elected Senior Warden of the fraternity.
Before graduating form college, Hubert was offered many jobs from companies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Being a man of family and community, he accepted a job with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company, headquartered in Tarboro, NC. In August, 1951 Hubert married his first love, Martha Ann Parker and they moved to Tarboro to begin his career and family.
He had a successful career with Carolina Telephone, which took him and his family many places within North Carolina. After Carolina Telephone merged with United Telephone Systems he also held positions with the Company in Oregon and Ohio. Wherever he lived, he was very active in church, civic clubs, boy scouts, city committee's and charitable organizations. Throughout his Carolina Telephone tenure he received many promotions. He enjoyed his job and looked forward to going to work everyday.
In addition, Hubert was active in many statewide and national organizations. Before his retirement in December 1991 as Public Relations Manager, North Carolina Governor Jim Martin recruited and appointed Hubert as Chairman of a State committee and active participant in several state projects. Due to his hard work, dedication and success Governor Martin awarded him the distinguished "Order of The Long Leaf Pine".
Most of all Hubert aspired to be courteous and kind to everyone, to help create a joyful environment and to help others. He was known for always having a good joke to tell, his smile, his pleasant attitude and his caring manner. He loved his children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, church family and friends very much. Over the years, he tried to stay in touch with each one to let them know he loved and cared for them. He was not one to worry, but to always trust God to direct his life and take care of him. Through all the ups and downs he experienced in his life he always had a positive attitude and never complained. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro on Thursday, May 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, May 6th at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Nathan Wittman will officiate the service. Family member, Reverend George Terry, and close friend of the family, Melvin Hudson will give the Eulogy. Burial will follow at Edgecombe Memorial Park in Tarboro.
The family of Hubert D. Terry would like to express their appreciation to the Kindred Hospice staff of Tarboro for the care and compassion shown throughout his last days. Also, they would like to express their gratitude for all the cards, visits and phone calls to Hubert over the last few months. Each one meant so much to him. Donations can be made to the Saint James United Methodist Church of Tarboro.
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