Terry Allen Durrette

September 11, 1952 - May 15, 2022

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Terry Allen Durrette, 69, of New Richmond, Ohio, passed away on May 15, 2022 after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mildred Durrette, brothers Tom Durrette and Jeff Durrette, and son, Troy Cox. Terry leaves behind his daughters Tamara Durrette and Sarah (Ray) Rieder, grandchildren Raven Cox, Harrison Durrette, Ethan Hiles, and Corbin Rieder, as well as many other beloved family members and friends.

Terry was the eldest son of deaf-mute parents and started interpreting at a young age. He excelled in sports including wrestling, semi-pro football and golf. Terry was a charismatic, natural leader. He was known for his quick wit, adventurous spirit, and work ethic. Terry was a 2nd generation printer, having worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Terry’s motto of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” became the slogan for his first company, dBest, Inc. He proudly served as Mayor of New Richmond for two terms, and later worked as a riverboat captain, ordained minister, and an usher for the Cincinnati Reds.

Terry was a man of faith. He prayed daily for his family and to express gratitude to God for his life, memories made and interesting people he met along the way. Terry’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone who loved, admired, and were fortunate enough to know him.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to either of these organizations:

Greater Cincinnati Deaf Club (co-founded by Terry’s father, Joseph Durrette) http://cinndeafnote.weebly.com

The Hearing Speech + Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati https://hearingspeechdeaf.org/donate-hsdc-is-committed-to-serving-people/

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Susan - May 22, 2022
Terry is someone who made a wonderful difference in my life. i loved him very much. Hope to see you in heaven Terry.
Carol Mattox - May 22, 2022
I first met Terry over 25 years ago and we have stayed in touch all these years. He had a deep love for his children and grandchildren and was so proud of all of them. My condolences to all of you.
Karen Clark - May 19, 2022
I'm so very sorry to hear this; one of his very first marriages was me and my husband! He was always friendly, loved his smile and his attitude!!
Nancy and Greg Robbe - May 19, 2022
We were so saddened to hear this. Sending our deepest sympathies to his family. Terry was a friend to both of us many years ago and gone too soon. Rest In Peace Terry.
Amy Schmidt - May 19, 2022
I am so sad to hear this. I was just thinking about him the other day and was wondering where and how he was doing. My husband and I had some fond fun memories with him. RIP Terry