Mr. Terry Tyrone Meadows

December 10, 1949 - November 04, 2017

Mr. Terry Tyrone Meadows

December 10, 1949 - November 04, 2017


“On Saturday November 04, 2017 Mr. Terry Tyrone Meadows 67, Social Worker State Department of Health Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Laid his burdens down and received his crown” Services were Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00am in New Jerusalem Baptist Church 3427 N. Birmingham Ave Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Terry Tyrone Meadows

It all began on the tenth day of December in the year of nineteen hundred and forty-nine in Gadsden, AL. A baby boy was born to Catherine Hill and Lamar Groce. He was later affectionately raised also, by his step-father, Thomas Meadows, Sr. They named him Terry Tyrone.

Terry spent most of his formative years in Gadsden, Alabama until his entire family began a migration North bringing his extended family to Tulsa, OK.

Terry experienced a military upbringing and even though it allowed him to travel extensively, he always referred to Tulsa, the location of his family home and place of baptism, as his home.

After spending time near Ft McClellan AFB in Anniston, Alabama, Terry’s family moved to Sandia AFB where spent his middle school years in Albuquerque, New Mexico and developed his love for playing baseball.

The family returned to Oklahoma and Terry began his senior year at Tulsa Central High School and in that same year his family was transferred to Asbury Park, New Jersey where he graduated from Monmouth High School in 1968.

A football scholarship brought him back to Northeastern Oklahoma A & M in Miami, Oklahoma however, when Terry visited the Historically Black College University campus at Langston University, he transferred to LU where he continued to play football, served as captain of his Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity pledge ship taking the “Untouchable 19” into membership in 1972.

While Terry was at Langston, his family was transferred to Seattle, Washington and Fort Lewis Air Force Base. It was at that time that he began to spend his breaks and holidays at Langston with his beloved grandmother, Louise Hill, in Tulsa. Upon graduating from Langston University, with a degree in Physical Education in 1973, Terry joined his family who at that time had retired from the military to settle permanently in Tulsa.

In 1973, Terry married Jolly Henderson, whom he met while at Langston University and resided in Tulsa until his passing.

Terry’s employment included, IE Dupont, Tulsa County Assessor, Dillion Family and Youth Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services retiring from the State of Oklahoma in 2006.

Terry entered into eternal rest on, Saturday, November 4, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Lamar Groce, step-father, Sgt. Thomas Meadows, Sr.; grandparents, Henry and Louise Hill; aunts, Henrietta Cardwell, Mary McCoy, Shirley Davis; and uncle, Noah Hill.

He leaves to celebrate his life and memory, His loving wife, Jolly Henderson Meadows of 43 years of the home; his mother, Catherine Meadows, Tulsa, OK; his siblings, Rita Meadows, Tulsa, OK, Timothy Meadows, Vinita, OK, Thomas Meadows, Jr, OKC, Paulette Payne (Leo), Tulsa, OK, Gregory Meadows (Denise), Tulsa, OK, Tonia Crusoe (Henry) Fredericksburg, VA.; one aunt, Thelma Wallace, Sacramento, CA; nieces, Cathy Meadows, Ebony Taylor, Sakina Taylor, Brittany Meadows, Gabrielle Payne, Francesa Wiley Mitchell, Shykayla Henderson, Kimberly Henderson, and Saxon Henderson; nephews, Anthony Meadows, Greg Meadows, Jr., Denzel Meadows, Tyrone Meadows, Ramon Meadows, Eddie Lawton, Alexander Crusoe, Vincent Housley, Jeffery Henderson, and Demond Henderson. Along with an enormous extended family of cousins and relatives and friends.

Terry, I remember our last conversation and the things you wanted me to remember. Unlike our routine, daily checklists, this time you were preparing me, for the journey I would begin without you and will continue until we meet again.
So, until then – Jolly –

Dyer at Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd St. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104.

Burial: Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens Cemetery Jenks, Oklahoma.

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9 responses to Mr. Terry Tyrone Meadows

  1. Terry & I Met At Tulsa Central High School And Became Instant Friends. We Had Plenty Of Good Fun. My Kids Called Him Uncle Terry. I Will Miss You Friend…But We’Ll Meet Again In The Morning…

  2. Jolly, God Knows Your Heartache And Shares Your Grief. May The Love Of Your Family And Friends Comfort You During This Difficult Time.

  3. My Deepest Sympathy And Prayers For Jolly And Her Family During This Most Difficult Time. God Will Take Care Of You.

  4. Rest Well My Friend, We Will Miss You! Soar With The Angels!!

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