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Ronald Terry

January 11, 1948 — February 11, 2021

Born in Gallatin, tn on January 11, 1948 Departed on February 11, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TN
Mr. Ronald "Ronnie" Cordell Terry

Born in Gallatin, tn on January 11, 1948

Departed on February 11, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Ronald Cordell Terry (January 11, 1948 - February 11, 2021) died following a short but hard-fought struggle with COVID 19. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara and Weyman Terry, and his brother Weyman A. Terry. He is survived by his sisters, Jane Brown (Memphis) and Melissa Vanderipe (Panama City); two daughters, Rhonda Williams and Tammy Hawkins; his step-daughter, Kelly Williams; grandchildren Anna, Nick and Emily Williams, Rachel and Caleb Hawkins, and Joyce and Liberty Williams.

Ronnie lived in Gallatin his entire life, graduated from Gallatin High School and attended MTSU. He ran Terry's Market with his father for almost five decades and made lifelong friends through this local landmark. Both Ronnie and his dad were quick to provide food and assistance to anyone in need.

Ronnie retired in 2013 and enjoyed meeting regularly with friends for card games, dominoes and Aunt Ruby's cooking. He was an avid reader, movie buff and sports fan. He will be remembered especially for his tender heart, sense of humor and loyal friendship.

There will be a graveside service for family and close friends later in the spring. Memorials in his honor may be made to the Gallatin Public Library of Sumner County, 123 E Main St, Gallatin, TN, 37066.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent and compassionate care Ronnie received from the ICU doctors and nurses at SRMC. They were a gift during his illness.

Online condolences may be submitted at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike, is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

14 Comments david loftis February 15, 2021 at 12:20 am - Reply

I grew up with Ronnie, a friend for 62 years. My heart goes out to the family, he will be sorely missed.

David Loftis

Jane Brown February 20, 2021 at 1:01 am - Reply

Thank you.

Jane Brown (sister) February 20, 2021 at 11:19 pm - Reply

Thank you.

Lisa Daniels February 15, 2021 at 6:23 pm - Reply


Jane Brown (Ronnie's sister) February 20, 2021 at 1:07 am - Reply

Thank you for sharing that.

Bill Pace February 15, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply

I loved going to Terry’s Market on Saturday mornings, driving from Hendersonville was worth the trip. Mr. Terry was so kind and funny and his steaks were outstanding. He gave me life suggestions that I respected hearing….and Ronnie was a hoot!! One day an old dog was lying outside by the door. A man came in and told Ronnie he was thinking about shooting that dog. Ronnie said “you might do that, but it will be the last dog you ever shoot”! Ronnie was very well read, knowledgeable on various subjects, and funny… shopping trips there included visits with Mr. Terry at the meat counter, and with Ronnie at the door.
Have missed them since they closed, our sincere sympathy to the family on Ronnie’s passing.

Jane Brown (Ronnie's sister) February 20, 2021 at 1:05 am - Reply

What a great story! Thank you.

Doreen Burnley February 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm - Reply

I was shocked to hear about Ronnie. My Prayers and Condolences to the family. Ronnie was a sweetheart never seen his bad side if he had one. He will be missed but Never Forgotten. R.I.P. Ronnie Terry

Jane Brown (Ronnie's sister) February 20, 2021 at 1:09 am - Reply

Thank you for your comments. Ronnie's illness was sudden and heartbreaking.

Olivia Isenberg February 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm - Reply

I was so shocked to hear about Ronnie's passing. Ronnie was a special kind of person that I know will be missed by everyone who knew him! My prayers go out to all of his family members. Livy Isenberg Jim has some funny stories about him and Wyman at the store. He will me missed. Sending my love to you all!

Jane Brown February 24, 2021 at 3:10 am - Reply

Love to you also. Thank you for sharing that.

Ken Lewis March 2, 2021 at 9:15 pm - Reply

Loved Mr Terry and Ronny spent a lot of time talking with Ronny and his Dad they were both wonderful genuine people

Jane Brown (sister) March 26, 2021 at 6:39 pm - Reply

Thank, Ken.

Jane Brown (sister) March 26, 2021 at 6:40 pm - Reply

Thank you, Ken.

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