John Carl Terry

john terry

September 1, 1958 ~ January 28, 2021

Born in: Hearne, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

John “Buddy” Carl Terry, 62, of College Station, Texas passed away on January 28, 2021.

Buddy was born to Dorothy Jean and John Beve Terry on September 1, of 1958. As a child, Buddy was raised in the Baptist faith and regularly attended First Baptist Church of Caldwell. He was an artist who loved to draw and a fan of Charlie Brown cartoons. He attended Caldwell High School and was in the graduating class of 1976. His favorite pastime in his high school years was playing tennis and golf with his siblings and his friends. His love for Chevrolet began in high school where he received his first car: a 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. His most prized possession was his 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Indy 500 Pace car which he would later take on his honeymoon. His other favorite cars included his 1970 red, black convertible top Chevrolet Stingray and his most recent, a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, Hot Wheels edition released for the Hot Wheels 50th anniversary.

Buddy met his wife to be, Lottie Marie Jaster, a resident of Brenham, in 1979 at the Washington County Fair. They married in 1983. They were blessed with three boys, Bradley born 1990, Christopher born 1991, and Aaron born 1994. Buddy and Lottie were very proud that their three sons graduated from college and are leading successful and productive lives. He was blessed to find someone who loved tennis, gardening, and long walks on a nice day as much as he did. Buddy was a proud father and spent much of his time playing or watching various Texas sports with his sons. He wouldn’t miss an opportunity to take his sons to any Longhorns game whether it be football, baseball, or basketball. Buddy and Lottie would often take their sons to Caldwell to go fishing. Lottie passed in February of 2020 and despite his loss, Buddy never stopped making sure that their garden was well-kept and always blossoming.

As an adult, Buddy attended Grace Bible Church- Southwood Campus and enjoyed watching Les Feldick online bible studies which he shared with his sons. Buddy was also a craftsman and master collector. He had an affinity for collecting all sorts of stamps but preferred his war-era or space-themed stamps. He also loved train sets and even built his own when the kids were young. From vintage aluminum christmas trees and baseball cards to Pixar toys, he loved to collect things that brought both him and his family joy. Some of his favorite television shows he watched regularly were: Svengoolie, Hogan’s Heroes, and MASH.

During his high school years and during the summer Buddy worked at Perry’s Five and Dime in Caldwell, Texas. After high school, he attended Blinn College and received an Associate Degree in 1978. After graduating from Blinn College, Buddy worked at Moore Paper Company. Buddy then accepted a position at the Bryan Post Office, as a Distribution Clerk, where he retired in 2013 after over 30 years of service. He was well known for his reliability and consistency which led to him making most of his friends at both the Bryan and College Station post offices. Upon retirement, he briefly worked at Postal Plus and then employed at the College Station Medical Center until he decided to be a full time caretaker for Lottie.

Buddy is survived by his three sons, Bradley (Christina) Terry of Kingwood, Texas, Christopher Terry of Houston, Texas, and Aaron Terry (Fiancée, Peyton Redmond) of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Ashton, Adaline, and Axel Terry; his sister, Beverly Terry (Rafie McCullar); his brother, Charles (Donna) Terry; his brother-in-law, Frank Jaster; his sister-in-law, Vickie (Gary) Haack; his nieces, Rachel (Joe) Bellinger, Stefanie Jaster, Layla Terry, and Sydney Haack; and his nephews, John Charles Terry, Harrison Haack, Micah Jaster, and Warren Jaster; and a host of loving family and friends.

Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Lottie Marie Terry; his parents, Dorothy Jean Skinner Terry and John Beve Terry; and his aunt and uncle, Peggy Skinner Wright and Joe Wright.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan – College Station: 3001 S College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. The family welcomes everyone to a reception in the Legacy Lounge following the service. We understand that some people may not feel safe to attend the service. The service will be streamed through Callaway-Jones Funeral Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Grace Bible Church- Southwood Campus, 1901 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, College Station, Texas 77840, or a charity of your choice, in honor of Buddy.

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Memorial Service: February 6, 2021 2:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Community Room

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Visitation: February 6, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: Legacy Lounge

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. Prayers for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Hebrews 4:15-16
    I have fond memories of your dad….he was one of my “big brothers “ growing up.
    May it give you peace knowing he has been reunited with the love of his life, as well as resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  2. Deepest condolences to Buddy’s family. This was such shocking and heartbreaking news. May wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort.

  3. I am in disbelief!! But he has been reunited with the love of his life Lotte! May his family find comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  4. Prayers for the family … he worked on a different tour than I did , but was an acquaintance. So sorry to hear the shocking news. Remember the good times !

  5. I’ll miss Buddy. We kind of grew up together while he and Lottie were married. His birthday and wedding anniversary is September 1st and my birthday is September 5th just one year after him. I am so thankful for how he took care of my sister when she was going home. He raised 3 young men who understand love for our fellow man.

    Like I said about Lottie after her service, I know Buddy is a young man or maybe even an older boy in heaven. I look forward to the day I get to see Lottie, Buddy, mom, dad, and everyone else who’s in heaven.

  6. Buddy was a kind and gentle soul and gone far too soon. Sincere condolences to the Terry family. Thoughts and prayers for you as you grieve your loss.

  7. Buddy and I worked together for almost 30 years at the Bryan Post Office. He was a hard worker who had an eye for detail and making sure the job was done right. He always showed up for work and was someone you could count on when time was short, and the job needed to be finished.
    Buddy loved Van Halen and I remember more than a few friendly arguments about whether or not they were the greatest rock band of all time or whether David Lee or Sammy was the better lead singer.

    Rest in Peace old friend…you’ll be missed!

  8. Buddy, you will be so dearly missed. I know I will miss our visits. You have raised some amazing young men and I know they are grateful to have had you as their father. I’m so very sorry for their loss.

  9. Family, faith, loyalty, and football. That is what was and will always be my uncle Buddy to me. May you rest peacefully knowing that you will forever remain in our hearts and our minds until the day we see each other again.

  10. I was very surprised to learn of Buddy’s passing-away! I liked to work with him! He seemed to maintain a positive attitude no matter the challenge. Life brings with it many challenges and surprises both good and bad but the loss of a loved one is one of the bad ones. If you, his sons, are like him, you will continue on with the same positive and determined attitude of your father. I am sorry for your loss especially coming so close to the loss of your mother!

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