Terry Wayne Jinkerson

January 11, 1954 ~ March 12, 2023

Terry Jinkerson age, 69 of Bonne Terre, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Festus. He was born Monday, January 11, 1954, in Bonne Terre, to the late Ralph “Bud” and Georgia (Harris) Jinkerson.

Terry was a member of Transportation Communication Union; he worked many years for Union Pacific Railroad as a welder. Terry was an avid firearms enthusiast; the Colt 1911 was his personal favorite. Terry enjoyed spending time with his family, he especially loved his “Cat” Libby. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Terry is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Bullock) Jinkerson; children, Felicia Miller, T. J. (Karee) Jinkerson; grandchildren, Eli (Kate) Isgriggs, Kota Wojtczuk, Libby “Cat” Wojtczuk; sister, Kathleen “Sue” Jinkerson.

A visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM until time of Service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Memorials may be directed to the March of Dimes. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at www.www.czboyer.com

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  1. I went to school with Terry, and he was a great guy that will be missed by many. My condolences to family and friends.

  2. Went to school with Terry.  He was always a nice guy all through school.  God be with his family and friendship.

  3. Mary, I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying that God hold you and your family close to him through this. ~Katie Nixon from Walmart.

  4. Terry and I grew up in the same neighborhood. I was a wonderful place to grow up, a place where we were all family. In a time when nobody locked their doors, kids came and went and rarely bothered knocking on doors. If you happened by at mealtime, you generally had an offer of a meal.. I think Terry and I both had more than one supper, many a day. A few years younger than I, Terry was often a pest in his younger years, but he eventually grew out of that. I remarked the other day, that he still seemed like a kid when I departed for my service in the U.S. Navy, but four years later, I returned home to find that he had grown into a very large young man with a good job. We played a lot of baseball and softball and Terry developed into quite a hitter. I still remember the prodigious homerun he hit at the Esther ballfield. I don't remember who served up that pitch, but the result was on par with the Albert Pujols' shot hit off Brad Lidge in the 2005 NLCS. There are many other stories, but they will be told as we reminisce about growing up in Bonne Terre.
    Terry was a great lifelong friend and I'll always miss him!

  5. Hello Mary, what a sad surprise to hear about Terry. We had so many great times together growing up. Playing all the sports especially baseball, softball, and football. Climbing the chat dump, exploring the old lead mine ruins and of course sledding on Ash Street and Hill Street. We even managed to catch a few fish up at the Bonne Terre Pond. “TJ” was a great friend and one heck of a ball player. 

    My sincerest condolences to you and the entire family. 

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