Terry Lee Glaze

January 10, 1945 ‒ November 13, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Terry Lee Glaze, age 75, of Sunbury, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Kobacker House surrounded by his family.  He was born in Columbus on January 10, 1945, to Frank W. Glaze and Virginia R. (Shoemaker) Glaze, both of whom preceded him in death.

Surviving Terry, and cherishing his memory, are his wife of over 50 years, Marianna (Smith) Glaze; his son, Terry Lee Glaze II (Ashley Shannon) of Sunbury; his daughters, Anndalena D’Amico of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Terianna (Ron) DiFrancesco of Johnstown, Tera (Josh) Abolins of Sunbury; grandchildren, Terry Lee, Meadow, Eddie, Isla, Blake, Raylan, and Aubree; and his brother, Ronald Glaze of Rotondo, Florida.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sandra Farris-Sica.

Terry proudly served our country in the Army from 1965 to 1967.  He was self-employed as a stone mason for many years.  His family described him as a free spirit, yet out-spoken man who was unique in so many ways.  Terry had a magnetic personality, was “really cool,” and ahead of his time.  He loved motorcycling and nature.  Terry was strongly dedicated to his family. He spent countless hours supporting his children and grandchildren’s endeavors and was extremely proud of all their accomplishments. Terry taught his family good work ethics, the importance of stability, and to have a strong personal constitution.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather – his single favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren.

A celebration of life service in Terry’s name will be held on October 17, 2021 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at Grace Life Church of the Nazarene (6000 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054).  In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s name are suggested to Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (P.O. Box 92 Sunbury, Ohio 43074 or https://ohiofallenheroes.org/donate/).  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Glaze family.  Memories of Terry or condolences may be posted at www.snyderfunerealhomes.com.

  • Are thoughts and prayers goes out to the whole family. Terry was a great father friend he will be missed by so many. So sorry for your loss.

  • Terry was one of a kind. One of the most interesting guys ever – great,great basketball
    player – and yes he was the definition of cool when growing up — every encounter we had thru the years was memorable.
    Much LUV to Marianna and all the family from the Groseclose’s

  • I will miss him greatly. Our friendship stood the test of time for over 40 years. He was a great mentor to me. My heart goes out to Mary and the kids. Pam and I send our deepest condolences.

  • Jerry and I send our deepest condolences to Marianna and his family and Friends.

    Jerry and Rita Young

  • Dear Terry II & Ashley
    Thinking of you and your Mom & Your Family .
    Sending our prayers to all of you .
    Marty Mara Matt Ackermann

  • I only know Terry through his amazing wife Marianna whom I have the pleasure of calling my friend. My heart goes out to all at the passing of this so loved man.

  • Family,

    Deepest condolences for you all. Thoughts and Prayers. Great man who always welcome us into his home! Even though he wasn’t my blood uncle me and many refer to him as “Uncle T” Great memories and will dearly be missed.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Glaze family. I can picture Terry and Russ Schicks riding their Harleys into the sunset. RIP Terry!!°

  • “his single favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren.”

    We had the privilege of meeting Terry because of his Grandson Terry Lee and we saw him living out this favorite activity first hand and with such joy. Watching Grandpa Terry support, encourage and teach Terry Lee in all of his sports and in life in general, it was obvious how much they each enjoyed those moments. The relationship between those two was so special and one that we know meant/means so much to them both.

    Terry was a special man and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him, and even more so by the grandchildren that he meant so much to. Praying for all of you during this time.

    With Love & Prayers,
    Eric, Michelle, Paige & Shelby Oswalt

  • So sorry for your loss of your FATHER, also for the loss of your HUSBAND MARY!! May he R.I.P. and GOD BLESS his entire FAMILY, and thanks for your SERVICE to our COUNTRY SIR !

  • I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Big Terry was always so kind and engaging when I was a kid. I remember all the times at Boy Scout camps as a kid and what he taught us about nature. I learned a lot from him one summer when I helped him with a stone wall at my parents house, such an interesting and one of a kind guy. I’ll miss seeing him riding in his big blue pick up truck. Prayers to the Glaze family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for you and your family’s loss. Prayers with you all. It is a hard time. Please feel free to call or ask for help. Sincerely, Diana & Fred Shumway

  • Marianna, we were so sad to hear about Terry. I think to a lot of us in the class of ’63, he was our “Fonz”. He was so cool, and definitely marched to the beat of his own drum. And though to some, he might have appeared ‘biker dude scary’, to those who knew him, he was our good ole Terry, funny and kind. He will be so missed. Many prayers to you and your beloved family for comfort and healing.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I remember well the first time I met terry back in the early eighties when you and I played softball. We got the big trip to St. Louis and u were able to take terry. What a fun time and so many happy memories. Such a good man. You two were always one of my favorite couples Sending lots of love your way. Hugs and prayers. Nancy Tompkins. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

  • God bless Maryanna and all the family. We have been great friends and neighbors over 40 years. Terry was very special and he will be missed by all.
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Donna, Tom , Michele, Jeff, Melissa and Scott

  • God Blessings to Marianns and family. We couldn’t ask for better neighbors or friends. So sorry for your loss. Terry will be missed by all.
    Bless each of you
    Donna, Tom, Michele, Jeff, Melissa, Scott

  • Marianna, Tera, Josh and family Your in my thoughts and prayers.So sorry for your loss. Remember all your good times for your memories. God Bless you.

  • Terianna…. So sorry for your loss…Remember all the wonderful and funny memories! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love you!

  • Marianna and family, Jane and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

  • My heart breaks for the profound loss to you all. And proud to have known such a strong, honest great man. His presence will shine in the eyes of you all forever
    All my love

  • Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    Odis had lots of stories of him and Terry “back in the day”. Lots of wonderful memories to hold on to.
    My heart hurts for you Marianna
    With Love,
    Diana Horsley

  • What a great man, Big Terry taught me so much over the years . He has helped pick me up many times,I will always cherish the life lessons and memories. He was a true friend and a great role model. I will miss him dearly!

  • Marrianna and family,
    I did not have the pleasure of meeting Terry, but 50 years says it all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless.
    Connie Ruark (class of 68)

  • We went to school from grade 1 through high school! I have many fond memories of “king of the hill” games and u choose’m softball. I will miss Terry and our class of 63 will miss him. Please know our family mourns your loss.

  • Terry was a great guy, and will be missed. I’m very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  • So SORRY for your loss…we really enjoyed visiting with Terry while working on his big blue Chevy truck…one in a million.. Prayers of comfort for the family

  • So sorry Marianna.
    If there is anything I or the Sunbury VFW may do. PLEASE let us have the honor!!
    Verle Potts

  • I first met Terry in 1982 as he would frequent our bakery often. He was a special guy who then became my friend. I can remember his blue truck with his pup (s) in the back. Although decades have gone by, I hope to see you again. Prayers to all of his family

  • I am just hearing of terrible news. My deepest sympathy of the loss of your father, Terianna. I know he was a wonderful father, friend and mentor to you. His family meant the world to him. For many of us the year 2020 has been the worst year of our lives. May peace and comfort surround you during these most difficult times as I keep you very close in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Condolences from our family to yours. I know how protective Terry was about his family I always admired that about him. May the family find peace and the wonderful memories that you have.

  • This is such sad news. I remember Terry from school, but mostly as Soni’s big brother from spending lots of time at the Glaze home growing up. My sympathy to the family left behind.

  • I just found out about Terry’s death and Mickey and I are so very sorry to hear this news.Terry was a fun guy to be around and worked hard at whatever he did.He always had your back ! Terry was a straight up guy and wasn’t afraid to mince words when challenged.He WILL be missed.May peace always be with him and his family. 🙏

  • Tom and Mareli Jackson: I first met Big Terry about 45 years ago. At first it seemed unlikely that we would become friends.It seemed we were on entirely different paths in life. I was wrong! While he did it his way and I did it my way , with both of us it was about family. I learned to respect and even admire how he lived his life and his dedication to family. Not only did Terry and I become friends, our wives and kids became close friends.

    Thought’s and prayers for your family

  • My condolences Marianna and Family.
    RIP Terry.
    Praying to Glaze family for love & strength during difficult time.

  • My heart goes out to his whole family. It’s been years but still have very sweet memories of my friend. He was so cool and interesting and fun.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Desi Rader

  • Dear family,
    My condolences to you. I enjoyed talking with Terry at basketball games and tennis matches that Terry II participated in. God bless you all.