TWIN FALLS -- Terry Ray Whitlock, 62, of Twin Falls
passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Twin Falls.
Terry was born Nov. 17, 1950, in Boise, Idaho, the
son of Violet and Monroe Whitlock. He grew up in and attended grade
school at Edwards Air Force Base in California, after which he moved
with his family to Evreux, France, for two years. Terry's father was
then transferred to Lakenheath AFB, England, where Terry graduated from
high school. He returned to the United States and joined the U.S. Army,
serving his duty in Germany, after which time he returned to New Jersey
to be with his family. It was in New Jersey that Terry met and married
Susan Cannon in 1974, and the couple lived on the Jersey Shore.
Terry had a great passion for music, especially
singing and playing the guitar, and this love led him to form the band,
Tahoka Freeway. The band performed for a number of years and went on to
record and play for many venues throughout the eastern United States.
Following the band's disbursement, Terry and a friend built their own
fishing boat and spent many hours on the open sea. He also worked for a
commercial fishing company for several years. Terry liked to travel and
spent time in St. Croix and Puerto Rico. He returned to the United
States and worked for a pool and spa company and, in 1993, moved to
Idaho to be near his family.
In Idaho, Terry worked for Basterrechea Trucking,
Star Construction and Volco Building Supply. His final employment was
with Ferguson Water Works. Terry liked to serve his community and was an
active member of the Twin Falls Masonic Lodge and also the Magic Valley
Wishing Star Foundation. All through his time in Idaho, he played and
sang for events throughout southern Idaho.
Terry is survived by his mother, Violet Whitlock of
Twin Falls; and his brother, Monroe Jr., also of Twin Falls. He was
preceded in death by his father, Monroe Sr.
The funeral for Terry will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. E. in
Twin Falls, with Pastor Dale Metzger officiating and military honors by
the Magic Valley Honor Guard and Idaho National Guard and Masonic rites
by the Twin Falls Masonic Lodge No. 45 AF and AM. At Terry's request,
there will be no public viewing. Burial will follow at Wendell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials
be given in Terry's name to the Magic Valley Wishing Star Foundation.
Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds
Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303.
Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson
and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls. Condolences may be
left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.