Terry Wayne Ford, 72, of Cuero died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Mr. Ford was born Dec. 11, 1947 in Victoria to the late Robert Jack and Marian Melbern Ford. He is survived by his wife, Janis Ford of Cuero and sons Jeremiah Ford and Aaron Ford; and his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and John Poe of Wimberley.
He graduated from Edna High School in 1966. In 1967 Terry voluntarily enlisted in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Vietnam where he served for 16 months. He was wounded in combat and later received the Purple Heart Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a bronze star.
Upon return from active duty He attended Victoria College and Sam Houston State University earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He worked as a probation officer in Seguin for three years. In 1977 he was one of the first two Parole Officers to be hired for permanent assignment at the newly formed Victoria County Parole Office in Victoria, Texas.
Terry retired after 22 years of service to the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles. Shortly after his retirement, Terry became a Teacher’s Aide with the Special Education Cooperative at Cuero ISD for a two-year period.
Terry was an avid outdoorsman and was passionate for all things hunting related. He also had a passion for the history, artifact curation and reenactment of the “Mountain Man” time period as well as Native American history.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 1 at Cuero First Baptist Church.