Stenson E. Terry, Jr.

December 15, 1947 - December 9, 2022

Stenson E. Terry, Jr., 74, of Silsbee, died Friday, December 9, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born December 15, 1947, in Mayfield, Kentucky, to Eris Adele Lichtenberger Routon and Stenson Edwards Terry, Sr.

Stenson Terry, or as his grandkids lovingly referred to him Grumpa, was a big man with an even bigger heart. His sense of adventure was larger than life.  He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, fishing, hiking and going to the beach with his loving wife and grandkids.  Stensons greatest pride and joy was his family.  He made everyone feel loved and let them know how important they were to him.  Stenson was quite the prankster and tease.  His spontaneity was undeniable as one would never know where the day would take him.  Stenson and his wife, Teresa , along with friends enjoyed traveling all over the United States on their motorcycles.  Stenson retired from the Beaumont Police Department after dutifully serving as an officer for 32 years.  He was member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and Cal-Tex motorcycle Club for many years.  Stenson will be greatly missed by his loving friends and family.

Stenson is survived by his spouse, Teresa Terry; children, Deanna Coates and her husband, John, of Sour Lake; Christopher Westfall of Lumberton; Marcos Avila of North Dakota; Maxwell Avila of Silsbee; Michelle Shelton and her husband, Kevin, of Lumberton; Mallory Scott and her husband, Jordan, of Baytown; Mariah Paulus and her husband, Daniel, of Sour Lake; twelve grandchildren; cousins, Janice Terry; Terry Hayes and his wife, Pam; Lynn Hambrick and her husband, Charles, all of Bardwell, Kentucky; and numerous dear friends, loved ones, and extended family throughout the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Julie Ann Terry; and cousin, Donnie Terry.

A gathering of Mr. Terry’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Time of Sharing at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 17, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Time of Sharing

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 17, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Comments (11)

    Piper Moss (Hale) says:

    I have fond memories of camping trips with Mr. Stenson and my dad James “JT” Hale. He was a nice man and with him and my dad together, there was never a moment that passed without out a joke or a sarcastic comment. I smile knowing these buddies will be reunited in heaven. Thinking of his family and praying for peace and comfort.

    Terrye Miles says:

    I am sorry to hear of Stenson’s passing. He was a good friend for over 50 years and will be missed. Prayers to all his family and friends.

    Sandra Womack says:

    RIP Stenson….good man and an outstanding officer. To his family, prayers of comfort for each of you.

    Pat Gilchriest says:

    I am Truly sorry to hear Stenson has passed away. He was a true friend and a good person. We had been friends for 55 years . My prayers will be with you Teresa and your family.

    Sheryl Reese says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Theresa and all of your family. I had the pleasure of working with Stenson for many years….RIP my friend.

    Jerrie Walton Hebert says:

    So very saddened about the loss of this sweet man. My friend you will be missed by so many.
    Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

    Constance matte says:

    RIP. My dear friend. It’s hard to believe that you are gone, I will miss you dearly but am glad I have so many wonderful memories to cherish

    Robert (Bobby) Reynolds says:

    So sorry for your loss Teresa. Praying for you and your family.

    Karen Cauthen says:

    I’m so sorry to see that Officer Terry passed away .Praying for all of his family and friends. Rest in Peace.

    Randy Stevens says:

    Good guy. He was such an honest guy and respected everyone. RIP brother.

    Bruce Thomason says:

    Rest in peace, my friend. It was my honor to serve with you in the greatest profession ever.

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