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Ferdinand, Terry Jon

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July 9, 1960 - July 8, 2018

Ferdinand, Terry Jon

Terry Jon Ferdinand, age 57, of Richardson, Texas, passed away surrounded by family, Sunday, July 8, 2018, after a courageous and faith-filled battle with brain cancer. He was born July 9, 1960 in Fremont, California to John Jack Ferdinand and Lynn (Leiker) Henry. Terry married Jody Patus Houghton in St. Thomas, USVI, on August 24, 2016.

Terry was an adventurous, ambitious, hard-working father and husband. He was always quick to smile, tell off-color jokes, and selflessly help others. Terry embraced life with his many activities including boxing, MMA, motorcyling, riding jet skis, and an avid gun enthusiast. He cherished his time with his children, grandaughters, and made a lasting impact on everyone who crossed his path. His many years working as an occupational therapy assistant gave him great joy caring for patients with their healthcare needs.

Terry is survived by his devoted wife, Jody; his children, Chantel, Brittany (Bishop), Tanner and Devon Ferdinand; step daughter Lauren Wojcicki; his mother, Lynn; his sister, Jacquelyn Ferdinand; and granddaughter’s Ava Bishop and Willa Wojcicki.

The family is so grateful for the love, kindness, and generosity of so many friends, family, and community members who have supported them throughout Terry’s 10 month battle with Glioblastoma.

His celebration of life will be held at Faith Presbyterian-Boone T. Pickens Hospice and Pallative Care inside the Spiritual Care Center/Chapel, 12477 Merit Dr., Dallas, TX 75251, Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in honor of Terry to the American Brain Tumor Association at

Terry touched many lives during his time on earth. He will undoubtedly be missed and always remembered.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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Kimberley Gyurik

July 19, 2018 11:18AM

I offer my deep condolences, compassion and empathy for Jodi and family for the loss of my dear friend Terry. Such a beautiful person now a shining star.

Jodie Whittle

July 16, 2018 10:24PM

Jody and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man.

April Reinert

July 16, 2018 1:57PM

Terry and I had work together for such a long Tim at Medical Center of Arlington . He was one of my very best friends. We went to church together, he and I would go to the movies take my daughter to crazy places ! I love this man dearly. I know how much I will miss him in my heart ❤️ ! I know Jody has to be so Heartbroken.... my prayers are with you and the kids !!!
I have lost a very dear friend to me ...

Brenda McCallister

July 13, 2018 6:51PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love with you during this difficult time.

Kim Walton

July 13, 2018 3:47PM

So sorry for your loss of wonderful Terry. Prayers for you and your family.

Brittany Strenger

July 13, 2018 3:15PM

Jody- you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Farrington

July 13, 2018 3:02PM

Jody, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.