Chief Johnny Terry

PASSAGES: FORMER SANTEE FIRE CHIEF JOHNNY L. TERRY DIES AT 77

 

Memorial Service Saturday at Santee Fire Station #4

May 4, 2010 (Santee) – For nearly three decades, Johnny L. Terry served with the Santee Fire Department, rising from the ranks of pioneering volunteer firefighters to become Division Chief. Retired since 1986, he passed away on May 2, 2010. A memorial service is scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 8th at Santee Fire Station 4, 8950  Cottonwood Drive. A celebration of his life will follow at a separate location to be announced.

“He was a great, common sense guy and a good friend who would do anything for you,” recalled former Fire Chief and retired City Manager George Tockstein, who worked with Terry for 20 years. “He always cared for the other guy...He had a strong commitment to his family and he loved his kids.”