Fred H. Terry

Funeral services for Fred H. Terry, 60, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, at Southside Church of Christ, Lawrence. Burial will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Mangum, OK. He passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Fred was born November 19, 1956, in Mangum, OK, the son of George Harold and Jo (Moss) Terry.

He married Leesa Dawn Irey on July 28, 1979, in Weatherford, OK. She survives of the home.

Fred had English Literature degrees from SWOSU and OSU and completed his Ph.D. coursework at the University of Kansas before becoming sick and tired of Geoffrey Chaucer.

He worked at the Kansas Geological Survey and several software companies before joining Burns & McDonnell in 2004, where he served as a Cybersecurity and Systems Integration manager. He enjoyed traveling all over the country for work and leisure (he was up to 75 different airports and 45 of the 50 states), and in his spare time was an avid reader, gardener, and racquetball player. Fred was a member of Central Church of Christ in Topeka, KS.

He is also survived by his daughter, Sommer, Oklahoma City, OK; son, Keegan (Katie), San Antonio, TX; his parents, Mangum, OK; brother, Randel (Sharon), Lubbock, TX; nephew, Russell; and twins, niece, Allison and nephew, Austin; and dog Zuzu.

Memorials may be made in his name to Tallgrass Christian Camp (in KS), Quartz Mountain Christian Camp (in OK) or a charity of the donor’s choice, and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Marla Braden on February 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Leesa, Sommer, & Keegan,

    We are keeping your family close in thought & prayer. It was a blessing to know Fred as both a friend and brother in Christ. He had many talents to share with others in his career and with the body of Christ and he will be missed by many.


    The Bradens

  2. Laura Copus on February 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Fred was one of a kind and a great man. He will be missed greatly!

    Laura Copus (Burns & McDonnell)

  3. Terry Dodge (Burns & McDonnell) on February 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I have only known and worked with Fred for 2yrs. Even that brief time I was inspired by his intelligence, enthusiasm and true enjoyment for his work, and his love of his family. I am saddened that I will not have the great privilege to know him better.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Amy Bartak (Burns & McDonnell) on February 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

    My deepest sympathies. Fred was brilliant, kind and an amazing coworker. Thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time.

  5. BJ Gray (Lawrence, KS) on February 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Fred was a dear friend and I miss him greatly.

  6. Shawn Whalen (Burns & McDonnell) on February 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I had the pleasure to work with Terry from the beginning of my time at Burns & McDonnell. He was a pleasure to work with and easy to get to know. His intelligence and wit will be greatly missed by all.

    Godspeed Terry.

  7. Jeffrey Ganthner (Burns & McDonnell) on February 13, 2017 at 8:45 am

    We are going to miss Fred and his classy wit. Such a wonderful man who was smart, but never out of touch. He made everyone around him feel comfortable when talking with him. He loved what he did and those that he did it with. Thank you for your impact on my life and those around you. May God continue to bless your family.

  8. Jerome Farquharson on February 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    My condolences to you and your family during this loss. I had the opportunity to work with him and will be missed dearly. My family thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Reed Whittington on February 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Deepest sympathies to the Terry family and loved ones. Fred was a top notch guy and will be missed. praying for strength, hope, and healing. May the Lord bless you and keep you….until we meet again may Peace and Love hold you up.

  10. Aura Lee Keating on February 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    We at IPERC are thinking of Fred, his coworkers and family. Fred was a joy to work with on our joint project and a great collaborator in the Control System Cybersecurity field. He will be missed by many.

    Aura Lee, Peter and Scott

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