Wendell Terry, age 90, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born September 23, 1930, in Enterprise, Utah to Franklin Amos Terry and Ellen Ann Goodliffe Terry. He married Lorna Martindale at her home in Burley, Idaho on May 6, 1955.
Wendell is known for hard work, drive and a good heart. A self-made family man. He grew up on a farm with 9 siblings – he is the last of his immediate family. He joined the US Army as a young man during the Korean War and was trained as a gunner/sniper. For many years he installed floor coverings. He had his own store (D&S Floor Coverings) in Midvale, Utah. He graduated to building homes and condos. As CEO of Terico Construction he built through-out Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. He loved God and his family. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served faithfully and felt compelled to the read the scriptures daily. He liked camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He also really enjoyed trucking across the country with his brother Arnold Terry.
He is survived by Robyn Terry in Cumberland MD, Dale Terry (Debbie) in Henderson NV, Scott Terry (Paula) in Scottsdale AZ, Sandy Terry Pett in West Jordan UT, Lori Terry Burton (Jeff) in St George UT, and Craig Terry (Tammy) Henderson NV, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by wife Lorna Terry and John Gardner.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (MDT) at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St George, UT 84770.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) at 303 Cholla St, Henderson, NV 89015 with a viewing prior to services at 8:00-9:00 am.
Interment will take place in the Town of Enterprise Cemetery @ 4:40 pm (MDT) 9/25/2021.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign Wendell Terry’s online guest book at