David Allen Terry

June 12, 1970 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 50)


David Allen Terry, son of David Arlin Terry, Sr and Colleen Elizabeth Good, was born on June 12, 1970 in Shenandoah, Iowa.  He unexpectedly left this world on Sunday night, July 19, 2020 near Waubonsie State Park in Fremont County, Iowa, far too soon at the age of 50 years, 1 month, 7 days.

A memorial visitation for David will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home with the family present.  Please follow social distancing regulations, wear a mask and be safe.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are being directed to the family.   The family does have a "Go Fund Me" page to help with David's sudden loss.  The link to that page is:    David's family thanks each and everyone of you for the outpouring of support and compassion shown to them at this difficult time.

All of David's life was spent in Shenandoah.  He grew up in Shenandoah where he attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1988. He worked as a heavy equipment operator.  

David lived a very full life.  On February 14, 1993, he married his soulmate, Linda Peery, at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah.  Their love was very strong.  He had a heart of gold and was a family man.  David was a wonderful loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He was always supportive.

He was a strong lover of Jesus Christ and had a deep relationship with his Lord and Savior.  David had a warm smile and had a way of lighting up the room.  He cared a lot for others and was always doing things to help people.  He held his grandkids close to his heart. He would go out of his way to see them smile.  He found such joy in playing with his grandkids.  He enjoyed taking them on hikes, riding around the yard on the mower, telling them stories, sitting by the fire, and so much more.  

David was such a gift to this world with the purest heart and soul.  Anyone who knew him was so fortunate, he was the most kind, decent man we've ever known.  He had such an imagination and was so creative and talented.  He had a  deep passion for music. Many of the  songs he listened to personally spoke to him.  He enjoyed writing songs of his own about his Lord and Savior.

He loved nature and traveling.  David wanted to see all of God's glorious creations and was always so in awe of the beauty around him. One of his favorite things to do was travel with his wife.  They always enjoyed spending time together and were never apart. He loved to take photos on their various trips.  He also liked to have his kids and grandkids over for fires and hot tub time in the backyard.  He had a passion for cooking and loved to cook for the whole family.  He would come up with new recipes all the time. Harley Davidsons, astronomy, researching history, camping, hiking, writing, art and riding his Harley were also a big part of who he was and what he enjoyed.

Most important to him was his family. He was always encouraging  and so proud of his kids.  He loved to talk about his kids and grandkids to everyone.  David left an everlasting impression on his wife, children and grandchildren in ways that will never be understood or put into words.  He is so very loved and missed.  He will be held in his family's hearts forever as a treasure.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Terry; four children, Dustin Terry, Gabriel Terry, Noelle Terry and Jacob Terry; three grandchildren, Logan Terry, Ashleigh Reed and Estella Reed and a fourth on the way in February 2021; two sons-in-law, Mikey Tillman and Issaih Reed; two daughters-in-law, Amy Terry and Faith Killin; mother, Colleen Good and brothers, Matt Good and Aaron Good; father, David Terry, Sr; and brothers, Justin Terry and Josh Terry; many uncles, aunts and cousins; other relatives and many friends. David spent his last day doing his favorite things with the family he loved so much.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Allen Terry, please visit our floral store.


August 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service (Shenandoah)

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