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Pastor Terry Damon, Sr.

November 4, 1945 — August 7, 2021

Adams announces the passing of Pastor Terry Damon, Sr., 75, who transitioned on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Candler Hospital.

Adams announces funeral services of Pastor Terry Damon, Sr. which will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at International Bible Christian Fellowship located 2607 Aimar Ave, Savannah, GA 31406.

Viewing will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the funeral home.

Interment: Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC.

Terry Milton Damon, Sr., was born Sunday, November 4, 1945 to Willie Damon and Eloise Damon (Copeland) in Lamar, SC, where he was a long time member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, belonging to a gospel singing group- a talent he would retain all his life. A graduate of Spaulding High's class of 1965, he excelled in sports, playing football, basketball, and baseball.

In 1966, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving a tour in Vietnam, and becoming well traveled during his 20 years of service. He retired from the Army in 1988, living with his family in Fort Stewart, GA before moving to Savannah the following year.

After retiring, he worked jobs at Georgia Pacific, Hunter Army Airfield, and Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill, after which he would retire and focus on serving the Lord as a member of International Bible Christian Fellowship- Savannah. As a member, he attended Kingsway Bible College, and upon graduation, assumed the position of Administrator of the program, which led to his ordination as Pastor.

Friends and loved ones of Pastor Terry would say he's known for his friendliness and his dedication to the Lord in all ways, including maintenance of the church and its grounds. He was always ready with warm hugs, kind words, and exceptional barbecue.

Pastor Terry is survived by his wife, Mary Damon (Bess), his daughter Stephanie Williams (Damon), his son Terry (Tina) Damon Jr., and his daughter McKayla (David) Lesley. He leaves behind seven grandchildren: Zachary, Mark, Nicholas, Rory, Symphony, Eloise, and Harmony.

He is survived by five dear siblings: sister Barbara Alston (of VA), sister Judy Walker (of NY), brother Dewey (Laurie) Damon (of NY), sister Gwennie Damon (of SC), and sister Sandra (Henry) Portrick (of NJ).

He will also be missed by his in-laws, including mother-in-law Ethel Bess, sisters-in-law Inez (Ronnie) Lee (of SC), Christine Brown (of SC), Elaine (Steve) Spann (of VA), and Teresa Bess (of SC), and brother-in-law Johnny Bess (of SC).

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church members celebrate his life of love and service, one that was called home on Saturday, August 7th, 2021.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Adams Funeral Services, Inc.

510 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA 31405

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

INTL Bible Christian Fellowship

2607 Aimar Ave, Savannah, GA 31406

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Interment following funeral service

1601 Boundary Street

, Beaufort, SC 29902

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