Terry Lee Kephart
Age 79, of Grand Blanc, passed away on January 27, 2024. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Terry’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.
Terry Lee Kephart was born on March 23, 1944, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin and Elsie (Pauley) Kephart. Terry served in the United States Army out of school. Upon returning from the service, he became a butcher at Thompson and Mr. B’s meat markets. Following his years in the meat market he joined General Motors, where he retired with 28 years of service. He had a side job in the shop selling coffee to pay for his motorcycle hobby. Terry met his future wife Linda in 1967. He later married her in 1970 and had two children, Katie and Jonathan.
Terry coached his kids in several athletics, but he loved officiating swim meets so he could be a sideline supporter for all swimmers. When he wasn’t driving his family to sports events he was on his motorcycle leading fellow riders around MI. Terry enjoyed his early morning trips for coffee and a donut. He enjoyed taking naps under the sunday paper and would always be up for seeing the grandkids, rolling around with the babies. Friday nights to Terry meant going out to eat which he never forgot, even after suffering strokes which slowed him down in 2010.
Surviving Terry is his beloved wife and caregiver; Linda Kephart, daughter Katie (Peter) Johnson, son Jonathan (Jamie) Kephart and 6 grandchildren; Sara, Erik, Karalynn, Stellan, Atticus, and Hawthorne. He is survived by his brother Larry and sister Pat.
Terry is preceded in death by his mother Elsie and father Franklin.
An interment ceremony will take place on April 19, 2024 at 1:30pm at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI with a celebration of life following from 3-7pm in the clubhouse at the Grand Reserve of Grand Blanc. In lieu of flowers, you are welcomed to make a donation to Eastern Michigan Food Bank in Terry’s honor.
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