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Terry Batey, 75 of Springfield, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022.

Terry joined the Air Force and shortly after completing service with that branch, he completed his Master's degree from SMSU. He then went to work for the Missouri National Guard as an airplane mechanic and then a flight engineer for the C23 Shorts Unit. He married Ellen Coring and they had two children, Kelli and Ryan. In 1995, Terry met and married Sherry (Marler-Roberts). Terry’s C-23 Unit was deployed during the Iraqi Freedom and after returning stateside in 2004, he retired with over 34 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry; daughter, Kelli Lawrence and husband, Brad; son, Ryan; brother, Mike; sister, Pat Amos and husband, Dale; stepson, Shawn Roberts and wife, Kaarie; stepdaughter, Kim Berriman and husband, Greg; nine grandchildren, Ashton, Kollyn, Brooke, Jacob, Kyle, Jackson, Cooper, Parker and Reed.

Visitation and funeral services will be Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 9:00 am with a service at 10:00 am and burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care of Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of donor’s choice or (Terry’s preference) take a loved one out for a cheeseburger and enjoy your time together.