Terry had a rich and meaningful life both personally and professionally. Over 50 years of marriage to his wife Peggy after her passing he married his second love, Norma. Terry truly enjoyed family life. Terry graduated from Emporia State in 1965 with a masters in Education and later graduated from North Western Missouri with a masters in Library science. He served as a librarian and a teacher. He supervised the planning, financing, and opening of three new libraries during his career. He served as an officer on the American Library Association and served on the Social Responsibilities and Intellectual Freedom Committees. He also was President of the Kansas City Metro Library Information Network. In addition, was a member of the Belton Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Melba (White) Emerick, brothers Charles and Michael Abel. First wife Margaret “Peggy” Propst and Norma J. Martin.
Survivors include his two sons, David and Mark. Six grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle, Sarah. Rebekah, Joseph, and Joshua. Four great grandchildren, Josia, Feliza, Octavia and Leon. Brothers, Jim Emerick, Greg Abel, and sister Robin Haugen.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. 64063