Terry E. Counts


    Terry E. Counts of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, December 14, 1961 in Franklin County, Missouri to Arthur “Lee” Jr. and Mary Ann (Wyatt) Counts and passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 57 years, 11 months and 2 days.


    Terry was a lifelong resident of Steelville, Missouri and attended Steelville High School.  He accepted the Lord early in life and attended the Assembly of God in Steelville, Missouri as a child.
    He married Betty Lou Barnicle on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at the Slovensky School House in Steelville, Missouri.
    Terry worked at Arneson Timber Company in Steelville, Missouri for a number of years.  He was a former member of the Crawford County Fox Hunters Association.  He loved to drink coffee.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially to hunt and fish.  His kids were his world.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lee Counts Jr. and Mary Ann Counts; and brother, Jerry Counts.
    He is survived by his wife, Betty Counts of Steelville, Missouri; children, Josh (Ashley) Counts, Corey Counts, Carly Counts, all of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Rick (Angie) Counts and Ray (Mary) Counts, both of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Kay (Rick) Wheeler of Yankton, South Dakota and Jennifer (friend Kim Myers) Matchell of Cuba, Missouri;  sister-in-law, Bobby (Zack) Knox of Liberal, Missouri;  mother-in-law, Tammy (Emery) Harmon of Steelville, Missouri; two granddaughters; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Celebration of Life was at 6 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
    The family chose cremation as his final disposition.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.