Terry L. Caris

PAULDING – Terry L. Caris, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Terry was born on July 5, 1948 in Paulding County, Ohio to the late Carl “Cy” and Catharine (Miller) Caris. Terry’s passion was teaching. For ten years, he taught at Edon Northwest Local School. In 1980, he began working for Paulding Exempted Village Schools and taught there until he retired in 2005. In addition to teaching, Terry enjoyed coaching his students. He was the assistant basketball coach for both Edon and Paulding as well as the head coach for baseball at Edon.

Terry is survived by his brother, James (Kay) Caris, Paulding, OH; nieces and nephews: Sharon (David) Arens, Sherwood, OH; Bruce (Cheryl) Caris, Sherwood, OH; James (Angie) Caris, Fort Wayne, IN; Brian (Susan) Caris, Lima, OH; Karen Caris, Defiance, OH; great nieces and nephews: Madison (Garrett) Jones, Bailey Caris, Pauly Caris, and Belle Caris.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Den Herder Funeral Home with Rev. David Prior officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Den Herder Funeral Home. There will also be visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s name to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 5326 County Road 151, Paulding, OH 45879 or Grover Hill EMS, 104 S. Main St., Grover Hill, OH 45849.

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