Terry G. “Cajun” Parrott, 63, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

He was born March 11, 1952, in Cairo, Illinois, to Franklin Gerald and Eva Graves Parrott.  He and Wilma Amplayo were married April 25, 2009, in Cebu, Philipines.

Terry was a 1970 graduate of Cairo High School where he was active in band.  He then attended Shawnee Community College.

He worked over 25 years as a truck driver for Gilster Mary Lee and was a master diver affiliated with PADI.  Between his interest in diving, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and being an OTR trucker, he was well traveled.   He also enjoyed turkey hunting, fishing of all kinds, and was a lifetime member of the Harley Owner Group.

Loving survivors include his wife, Wilma of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Cassandra Parrott of Benton; adopted daughter, Faye Glendale of Cebu, Philipines; a sister, Judy (Ron) Cerney of Plano, Texas; a brother, Rob (Tonya) Parrott of Paducah, Kentucky and their sons, Logan (Stephanie) Parrott and Tyler Parrott; and extended family, Marcus Gross of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 9:30 AM to service time, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.

The funeral will be Wednesday, at 11 AM, at the church, with Deacon Walt Biri officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Nursing Home Ministry of Immaculate Conceptuion Catholic Church.

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  1. Judy

    I will miss the older brother I grew up with in Cairo when it was a great place to grow up. We had fun at kennings drug store reading comics together, raising our variety of animals, riding to high school together in the 62 red convertible, standing up for you against others, eating all the fish you caught at Horseshoe lake. My heart goes out to his daughter, Cassandra and his wife, Wilma. May you find peace in your soul in Heaven Terry. Love from your sister.

  2. LouAnn

    I thought about you and Terry growing up together in Cairo together. You can’t separate him from your happy memories of growing up. Those memories cannot be taken away from you.

  3. SUSIE JONES

    DEAR JUDY,
    I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR BROTHER. I KNOW THIS IS A HARD TIME FOR ALL OF YOU AND WILL LIFT YOU ALL UP TO OUR WONDERFUL SAVIOUR JESUS. HE IS THE HEALER OF BROKEN HEARTS EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE TIMES WE WONDER IF HE CAN HEAL OURS. HE IS A FAITHFUL GOD AND NOT ONE CAN BE PLUCKED OUT OF HIS HAND. IT MAY TAKE AWHILE BUT EVENTUALLY I PRAY ALL OF YOU WILL GRAVITATE TO THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES YOU HOLD OF HIM IN YOUR HEARTS. SOMETIMES IT IS INDEED A PROCESS AND GOD KNOWS EXACTLY WHICH ONE WE ALL NEED TO REACH THIS POINT.
    LOVE YOU JUDY,
    SUSIE

  4. We will miss Terry here at work. Cajun, as he like to be called, was a hard working and very enjoyable person to talk with. He was always asking if there was anything he could do for us. His passing was a shock and our deepest thoughts go out to his family.

  5. Adena Penford

    To Terry’s family, We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. Our life will not be the same. As we go on I will miss our friendship. My husband drove a semi with Terry. The times they had on the road. Myself and my daughter will miss all the long conversations. I thought of Terry as the older brother I didn’t have. Just the times we all had dinners together, going boating, just hanging out. Those memories can’t be taken away. I am sure Terry is in Heaven looking down on us all. Wilma and Cassandra I’m so sorry for your loss. Just know one day we all will see him again. I know we are all sad but God won’t give us more then we can handle. I pray for your peace and healing.

    Adena Penford

  6. James and Adena & Jessica

    Cajun , Can’t believe your gone. Lots of memories of going boating, riding motorcycles,shooting guns and driving semi truck together. We all loved all the times being together, especially going out eating with family. Lots of memories to cherish and remember. No one can take that away.
    Terry, May you rest in God’s loving arms. Wilma and Cassandra, Rest assured we will see him again. We all have lots to remember Terry for. I pray for God’s peace in your hearts. To the family I’m so sorry for your loss.

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