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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Christopher E.

Christopher E. "Chris" Terry

Sunday, February 23rd, 1975 - Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Christopher E. “Chris” Terry, age 44, of Diamond, MO, was fully healed of cancer on Thursday August 1, 2019, at West Gate at Wildwood Ranch.

Chris was born on February 23, 1975 in Rogers, AR, the son of Donald and Elizabeth (Gripka) Terry. He has been an area resident most of his life. He graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1993. He received Bachelors of Science Degree in Physcology from MSSU. He married Whitney Robbins on June 1, 2002 in Joplin. Together they raised three children.

Chris began his career at the Ozark Center working in family preservation. He then worked as a case worker for special needs adults. During his illness he was a substitute teacher for Diamond Schools. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where he was very active in Church activities. His spare time was spent with his wife following their children’s many activities.
Chris is survived by his wife, Whitney Terry, Diamond, MO; their children, Kaden Judd, Kyler Terry, and Kendyl Terry, all of the home; parents Donald and Elizabeth Terry, Diamond, MO.; mother and father-in-law, Ron and Debbie Robbins, Joplin, MO; three brothers, Jim Staponski, Pierce City, MO, Rick Staponski and wife Cindy, Purdy, MO, and Nick Terry and wife Barbara, Maryville, MO.; sister and brother-in-law, Darcy and Allen Reed, Lamar, MO.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Staponski.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Baptist Church. Pastor Ed Willoughby will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Allen Reed, Jacob Eaton, Chad Linder, Brandon Martin, Kelly Ross, Woody Friel, and Dave Culbertson. Honorary pallbearer will be Isaac Barringer and Mike Griffith.

The visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Youth Fund at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fellowship Baptist Church
    2827 E. 32nd. St.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 10:00am
    Fellowship Baptist Church
    2827 E. 32nd. St.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 11:30am
    Mt Hope Cemetery
    3700 N Rangeline Rd
    Webb City, Missouri 64870
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We were saddened to hear of Chris' passing but know that he fought the good fight and no longer has to endure this world. We will be thinking of you.
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