FORT MILL, SC … Mr. Terrance John Maki, age 77, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was born November 16, 1939 in Stambaugh, Michigan, a son of the late John Michael Macki and Evelyn Ann Maki Macki and was the husband of Sandra Degentesh Maki. Mr. Maki was a retired Industrial painter. He served our country in the United Sates Army, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors.
Mr. Maki is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra Degentesh Maki; a son, John Norbert Maki of Denver, CO; two daughters, Laura Ann Norris and her husband David of Ozark, MO and Diane Lee Higens and her husband Randall of Hollywood, FL; two grandchildren, Emily Norris and Kaitlyn Higens; two step grandchildren, Ryan and Allen Higens; five great grandchildren, Sadie Jo, Zoey, Riley, Silas and Lexi; and a sister, Deborah Waite and her husband John of Iron River, MI.
Mr. Maki was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence Macki and Curtis Macki and a sister, Janet Harris.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Sun City Lake House. The family will receive friends following the service and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201.
Service of Remembrance
Sun City Lake House
Wednesday February 15th, 2017
1353 Del Webb Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29707
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I’m Terry’s brother Curt’s oldest grandson. While I didn’t have the privilege to spend a large quantity of time with my Uncle Terry – I did have the absolute honor to work for him one summer in Denver. After reconnecting with him at my Grandfather’s funeral Terry invited me to come out and paint for him during my 1st college summer break. My best friend Luke and I loaded up a pick-up truck, drove out to Elizabeth and were met with nothing but extreme kindness from Terry, Sandy and their whole family as they set us up with a place to stay and all the comforts of home.
The quality of that time spent with Uncle Terry cannot be properly expressed in words. Luke and I still discuss that summer often as it proved to be a very formative time in our lives. Terry truly was a mentor to us both and left an indelible mark on our lives in a short period of time. To this day way recite certain “terry-isms” and some choice insults hurled around the job site (that are better left un-shared, but are still hilarious). Perhaps his best piece of advice that summer was “if I were you boys I’d grab a pound of bologna and disappear into them mountains for the weekend”. We took that advice as often as we could and are so glad we got that opportunity.
I’m saddened that I didn’t get to tell him in person just how much that time meant to us…that was over 15 years ago now but I’ll be forever grateful to him for his invitation, wisdom and small window into the Macki side of my family history. Sending love to his family from his brother Curt’s family here in Wisconsin. RIP Boss.
Submitted by Justin Sherman on Feb 15 2017 02:58:33 PM
You fought a good fight. God rest your soul.
Submitted by Vivian Powell on Feb 14 2017 10:41:10 PM
Thank you for all you gave me. You meant more to me than you knew. Rest in peace Terry. Love Bobby Cobb
Submitted by Bob Cobb on Feb 14 2017 09:24:57 PM
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