Henry Lee Terhune, 76, passed away June 14, 2022.
The only son of the late Robert Joyce Terhune and Jonnie Juanita Crozier Terhune, Henry was born February 4, 1946 in Washington, Georgia, Wilkes County. Henry grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia. He accepted The Lord as his Savior and was baptized in 1963 at New Hope Baptist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia. He was a 1964 graduate of Lincoln County High School where he enjoyed exhibiting cattle and being a member of the FFA.
Before moving to Fort Valley, Georgia in 1970 and beginning his 30-year career in education with the Peach County School System, Henry attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Georgia earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and teaching certification in Agricultural Education. He began teaching Agricultural Education at Peach County Junior High and then at Peach County High School. He was named Agricultural Education Teacher of the Year for Georgia and had the Georgia Junior Livestock Show dedicated to him for 1977-78. Henry furthered his education by earning a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education and a Specialist in Vocational Education and Administration before becoming the Peach County High School Vocational Supervisor and Assistant Principal. He retired in 2000.
Besides being a dedicated father, grandfather, teacher, administrator, mentor, and friend, Henry was a great cattleman. With the help of his late parents, his daughter, his son-in-law, and several close friends, Henry realized his lifelong dream of owning and operating a small beef cattle farm where he raised cattle for youth projects and homegrown beef. He was a member of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association.
He was a member of Fort Valley First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and co-taught the Withoft Men’s Sunday School class.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Courtney Holland Terhune Turner; son-in-law, Brenton Howard Turner; grandchildren, Abigail Turner, Jacob Turner, Anna Belle Turner, and Adaline Turner; and former wife, Patricia Holland Aude as well as a host of family and dear friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at Fort Valley First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Visitation with a dessert fellowship will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Henry Terhune to the Georgia FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 237, Swainsboro, GA 30401.
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