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John  Anthony Terry

John Anthony Terry

Jun 16, 1962 - Jun 7, 2024

John Anthony Terry - Obituary


ohn Anthony Terry was born June 16, 1962, to Marva Terry and the late John Terry in Washington, DC. John grew up and attended school in Washington, DC surrounded by family and friends. He served six years in the Navy; both active duty and reserves. Upon leaving the Navy, John served as a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for 35 years until his retirement in 2021. At the USPS, John also served as shop steward and was committed to ensuring that the rights of postal workers were protected. John and Crystal were married on August 4, 1992. His daughter Chauntel was brought into this union and together they brought Anthony, Amber, and Aaron into the union where they raised loving, caring, and ambitious children. John was strongly committed to his family. All who knew John knew his love for fishing, bowling, softball, and football. He was competitive, but more important to him were the bonds he created and shared. Those he worked with, played with, and associated with became immediate family. John enjoyed Star Trek and any science fiction shows. He would watch every episode over and over. John enjoyed gospel music, or as he called it “spirituals” and could often be found in the back yard with his little blue speaker singing to the top of his lungs with the music. John had a passion for mentoring and counseling young people. All of his kid’s friends knew when they came to the house, they would have to spend at least twenty minutes in conversation with “Dad.” Predeceased by his Dad and Step-Mom (John and Virginia) and his daughter, Chauntel , John’s legacy is carried on by his loving wife, Crystal; his children, John Anthony, Amber and Aaron; his Mom, Marva; his brother, Alex; his sister Angela (Donald); and his Godson, Gilbert. His in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins will also feel his absence, and a wide circle of friends and colleagues.