Mr. Terrance "Terry" Highley, age 69 of Owingsville, passed away Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born to Calvin Highley and Emma Craig on August 16, 1951 in Montgomery County. Terry was a construction worker from an early age and started his own company, Highley Construction, 30 years ago. Previous to that, he drove his own truck for about 12 years, traveling all across the United States, giving his son a chance to see many places. He loved the western channel and all John Wayne movies. Terry enjoyed Nascar races but really loved to watch his son race on the dirt tracks and asphalt tracks. He was a family man that loved his boys and grandchildren more than anything. He was a simple, humble man that loved to help others but wanted to do so privately. In 1985, he became a Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 222. His passion was helping the boy scouts. He loved to be a part of this organization and changed many lives during his time. He earned Citizen of the Year award as well as Volunteer of the Year. Terry was a man of few words but he made an impact on everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed dearly by his loving family and friends that he leaves behind.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debra Highley; his mother, Emma Highley; two sons, Phillip and his wife Ashley; Jason and his wife, Tabitha; his fur baby, Wheezer; one brother, Eric and his wife Carolyn; one sister, Lisa Bryant and her husband, Jeff; five grandchildren, A.J. Garrison, Arya Jadon Highley, Shealyn Paige Highley, Piper Maxine Highley and Donovan Michael Highley; a host of special friends, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Denise Knowles.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home.
A memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Richardson Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Boyd officiating.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements.
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