Truman Terry Essex (75) passed away on June 28, 2022 at a Hospice Home in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Terry was born July 30, 1946 to Truman Theodore and Eunice Essex in Columbus, MT. He is the oldest of four siblings.
Terry married Connie Jean Brewer in Forsyth on January 18, 1964. Together they had Timothy, Aaron, JT, Zamian and Amber.
Terry married Garnet Luhman DuBois on February 20, 1993 gaining two additional children Colin and Charlee.
Terry worked for Standard Nutrition from 12/26/1967 to retirement on December 31, 2011. Terry started in Montana as a sales rep, became district manager, then Regional manager for Montana plus western Canada. Terry and his partners acquired Standard in February 1988 and he spread his wings from there! He worked in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Minnesota, and also touched few surrounding states in the US with assists in Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin when Bill Dyer needed help. He also worked in Canada, the three prairie provinces were his focus. He always said it’s not work if you’re doing what you love!
Terry’s hobbies when not working a career he truly loved and spending time with family and friends included golfing, running, biking, traveling, reading and BBQing. He loved going to Hell Creek taking his boat out on the water and skiing while living in MT. Terry hated to drive, so he got his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his plane for over 30 years.
Terry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Garnet. Siblings: Larry (Gayle)Essex (Lawson, MO), Janet(Bobby) Pauley (Miles City, MT), Maretta(Tim) Freshour (Forsyth, MT) His children: JT (Lynn) Essex (Billings, MT), Colin(Cyndi) DuBois (Paxinos, PA), Zamian(Meisha) Essex (Red Lodge, MT), Charlee(Rob) Creasy (Westcliffe, CO), and Amber Essex (Bonita Springs, FL). Daughter in law, Wendee(Aaron) Essex (Miles City, MT). Foster son, Lynn Whitehawk. He is also survived by many grandchildren, TJ(Justine) Essex (Cheyenne, WY), Tyler Essex(Destiny Martinez) (Cheyenne, WY), Tory Essex (Billings, MT), Chuck Riemer(Anna Johnson) (Fort Myers, FL), Sean Riemer (Billings,MT), Kimi(Greg) Bush (Sheridan, WY), Cassandra DuBois(Carter Durnell) (Bozeman, MT), Madison Creasy (Bonita Springs, FL), Jordan Read (Portland OR), Makenzee Creasy (Westcliffe, CO), Noah Essex (Red Lodge,MT), Cavan Essex (Red Lodge, MT) and also great grandchildren Miley Essex, Karleigh Essex (both of Billings, MT), Liam Contreraz, Aleata Riemer, Mason Riemer (all of Fort Myers, FL) & Adeline Bush (Sheridan, WY).Extended friends who were family, Dave and Rene Pulver (Forsyth, MT). Terry had one adopted grandchild as well, Trinity Nielson (Billings, MT) as well as many in-laws.
Terry is preceded in death by his first wife Connie Brewer Essex, son’s Timothy and Aaron Essex, parent’s Truman and Eunice Essex, brothers in law Bobby Pauley, Lex Luhman and adopted daughter, Stephanie Hein.
In lieu of Flowers, please donate to Mark Wanner and Monty Haselhuhn’s school memorial funds. You can venmo @DogiesBoosterClub or send a check to Forsyth Dogies Booster Club, PO Box 670, Forsyth, MT 59327. Terry loved high school sports and these two men had a huge impact on all of his children.