Gary T. Terwilliger

Gary T. Terwilliger

Gary Tilden Terwilliger

Army veteran and business owner

SARASOTA, Fla. Gary Tilden Terwilliger went home to be with his Savior on October 5, 2019, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.

He was born October 31, 1947, to Paul Edward and Bernice Weckerly Terwilliger.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Barth Terwilliger whom he married on November 4, 1972.

He is also survived by his four children; Kristine (Burt) Whitenight of Bradenton, Florida, Kenneth (Julie) Terwilliger of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Gary (Imelda) Terwilliger of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Keith (Stephanie) Terwilliger of Lehigh Acres, Florida and 11 grandchildren; Amber, Jacob, and Sienna Whitenight, Kenneth, Emily, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Angela, and Zaine Terwilliger, Taylor Cable and Christopher Sparks.

Additionally, he is also survived by four siblings; Margaret Radaker of Bonita Springs, Florida, John (Sue) Terwilliger of Prescott, Arizona, Charles (Helen) of East Aurora, New York and Thomas (Linda) of Inwood, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Marilyn Eaton and a brother, Rodney Terwilliger.

In 1966, he enlisted in the Army. From 1968 to 1969, he served in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic.

Born in New York, he moved to Florida in 1972 and began his own business, Terwilliger Masonry and Concrete, Inc. In 2001, he left Florida and retired to Pennsylvania where he began doing some farming.

He was faithful to his Savior serving him at Bethel Baptist Church in Sligo, and formerly at Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on October 19, 2019 at Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida.