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Terrance "Terry" R Smith
September 21, 1945 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Terrance R. Smith, known to all as “Terry” or “Pap”, of Landisburg, passed away at age 77 on September 20, 2023. He was born at home on September 21, 1945, to the late Harry H. and Mildred Arlene (Nace) Smith, Jr. of Loysville. Terry graduated with the Green Park Union Class of 1963 and married the love of his life, Linda Lou (Stroup) Smith on July 9, 1966.
Terry is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, two children: Kelly S. (Jeff) Newlin of Millerstown and Michael R. (Kim) Smith of Ickesburg; four grandchildren: Zachary (Samantha) Newlin of Millerstown, Alyson (Cody) Thebes of New Bloomfield, Lance (Allison) Newlin of Ickesburg, and Dakota (Ashton) Smith of Ickesburg; his great grandchildren: Caleb, Makalyn, Hadlee, Cadence, Kyrsten, Jaxtyn, Bridger, and another great bundle of joy due March 2024; two siblings: Carolyn K. (Paul) Carnes of Duncannon and Vance W. Smith of Harrisburg; and lots and lots of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Terry is preceded in death by two siblings: Donald E. Smith and Wendy P. Reisinger.
In 1967, Terry enlisted in the United States Army, completed his training, and transferred into the Army Reserves. While serving, Terry earned his Marksman (Rifle) award. Upon returning to civilian life, Terry learned the trades associated with commercial HVAC and rose from technician to foreman quickly with Tuckey Mechanical Services of Carlisle. He retired in 2010 after 35 years of service and was respected for his dedication and excellent work performance.
Terry coached Loysville Little League Baseball and his daughter’s women’s slow-pitch softball team. He was a part of many bowling leagues and bowled in a co-ed league with his wife at Perry Lanes in New Bloomfield. He enjoyed family vacations at the Outer Banks where he spent many hours surf-fishing. Terry was a life member of the North American Hunting Club. He passed his love for the outdoors onto his son and grandson, and enjoyed hunting, walking through the woods, loading shells, sharing game camera pictures and many hunting stories with them. He spent many weekends watching dirt track racing and was a big part of his grandsons’ Newlin Racing team. In recent years, when he was unable to be at the track, he was proudly watching the team from home. He loved visits with his granddaughter where they often debated on hot topics and always ended with a “love you baby.” He had a passion for reading, especially the Roy Chandler book series about Perry County History and country-western books by William W. Johnstone and Lewis L’Amour. After retirement he looked forward to visits with his great-grandchildren where they kept him busy playing on the floor, playing games on the computer or outside feeding the birds and deer and exploring. On nice days, he enjoyed taking truck rides up “the valley” with his wife and going out to eat. He was a lifelong Republican and very proud to be one.
Memorial services for Terry will be privately held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc., located in Loysville, PA.