DIXON – Larry Terry, better known as “Mickey” and “LT,” 55, of Dixon, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He worked at Ken Nelson Auto Group, and, in the time before his illness, at Metro Police Department.
Larry was born June 19, 1958, in Tunica, Miss., the son of Walter and Inez (Terry) Thompson. Larry was a dedicated, faithfully serving umpire for schools in the community. His love for umpiring was reflected even on the license plate of his car. Larry was a member of Second Baptist Church in Dixon.
Survivors include his godparents, Noel and Essie Winfield of Dixon; three brothers, Nathaniel Terry of Dixon and Clarence Terry and Maurice Terry, both of Tunica; six aunts, Susie Terry of Chicago, Mercideen Coleman of Tunica, and Mary Francis Cook, Georgia Martin, Cleather Mickey, and Lillie (Charles) Bland, all of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a favorite cousin, Dorothy Ann Terry of Chicago; Kalicia Kane of Chicago, who was like a daughter to Larry; and hosts of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Diane Young.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Galon Darby and the Rev. Robert Posley officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established.
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