Terry was born in Huntington, WV and raised in the coal camps of southern WV, Wharton, Kopperston and Maitland to name a few. He attended high school at Scott High School in Madison, WV. Upon Gradation he enrolled at Morris Harvey College and graduated in 1961 with a BS in mathematics. During his stay at Morris Harvey, he worked in the coal mines during his summer breaks. He taught school for a year after graduation, but soon thereafter was employed by Eastern Associated Coal Corp. as a mining engineer. Beginning with his first year with Eastern, he completed a two year course in surveying and calculation from the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his diploma from ICS upon completion of the course. After 25 years with Eastern, he left his job and enrolled at Bluefield State College to seek a degree in computer science. After graduation he joined Flat Top Insurance for a short time in their computer department. Later he was employed by Bluefield State College in their computer department where he stayed until he retired in 2001. Terry is married to Peggy Wells, a Princeton native. They reside in Princeton where they raised Terry's two children from a previous marriage. Both Terry & Peggy have been busy since retirement by volunteering for several organizations in the Princeton area. In 2014 they were jointly selected as Volunteers of the Year by the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. Terry is a past president & Treasurer of the former Princeton chapter of the AARP and served for several years as president of the Lilly Grove Improvement Association. Presently, Terry is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Chuck Mathena Center where he hopes to remain for many more years. Terry thinks CMC is a great asset to the Princeton area and is proud to volunteer there meeting people and making new friends.