Terry Lee Van Buskirk, age 82, passed away at Riverside Hospital in Columbus Wednesday, October 26, 2022. He was born at home in Zanesfield, Ohio to Glendora and Donald L. Van Buskirk (deceased)
Terry graduated from Zanesfield-Monroe school in 1959.
On May 20, 1962, he married Margaret McClain at the Christian Church in West Liberty, Ohio.
Terry worked at Rockwell in Bellefontaine for several years, but he was a truck driver most of his life with no accidents and was employed by Gillespie Oil Company for 26 years. Later he worked at Bellemar/HTM at Indian Lake and drove trucks for Nelson Trucking. After retirement, he enjoyed working for the Bellefontaine parks department mowing.
Terry liked attending car shows and was an avid country music fan. He enjoyed reading and taking scenic drives. In earlier years, he was a member of the Hi-Point See Saws square dance club. He was also an active member of the Auxiliary Bellefontaine Fire Department Box 15.
He was a member of The First Christian Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio where he was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and recently became a deacon emeritus.
Terry is survived by his wife of 60 years and three children: Diana (Steve) Pettay, Cheri Rose, and Greg (Lena) Van Buskirk; six grandchildren: Kyleigh (Scott) Ball, Kyle (Rachel) Pettay, Kelton (Ashley) Pettay, Brandon (Kayla) Oglesbee, Dustin Van Buskirk and Krista Van Buskirk. Six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard Van Buskirk and John Van Buskirk. He was preceded in death by two sisters: June Wilt and Genevive Hagar.
Rev. Kevin Greenwald will officiate a funeral service at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Jennings Farley & Seely Funeral Home 5591 U.S. 68 South, West Liberty OH. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church 215 East Sandusky, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital stjude.org.