Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Terry Wayne Early

Terry Wayne Early, 66, of Richfield passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 in CMC Main in Charlotte. His funeral service will be 3 PM Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Pastor Ron Loflin officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle from 1 until 2:30 prior to the funeral service.

Born April 26, 1953 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Julian Price “Pete” Early and Margaret Ovelia Earnhardt Early. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Norwood and was a retired Prison Guard at the Albemarle Correctional Facility. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and he loved his cats.

Mr. Early was preceded in death by his wife on July 19, 2019. He is survived by his sisters Myra Early Walker of Albemarle and Karen Early Huneycutt (Randy) of Albemarle.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Early family.


  • Gaynelle Brooks Posted July 22, 2019 2:55 pm

    Terry was a good part of my life back when we were younger. A dear friend for many years since. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will carry you in my heart forever.

  • Kathy S. Edwards Posted July 22, 2019 5:04 pm

    Terry and I were close in school. Did not see him again until he came to ACI. Still enjoyed him. IM sure he will be greatly missed. This is such a tragedy but they are going together as they’ve been in life together. I am so sorry for the loss.

  • George Lowder Posted July 22, 2019 7:26 pm

    Terry was a good friend to me in high school. we had a lot of fun, good times, and double dates. He will be missed. Prayers for him and his wife, together forever..

  • Teresa Gaddy Arnold Posted July 24, 2019 5:15 pm

    Terry and I were longtime friends. He bought me my first pizza, taught me to drive a stick shift in his VW, and was always there as a friend when I needed him. This saddens me so much and doesn’t seem real. God hold them both in His arms. I will miss you so much Terry.

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