Richard “Matt” Terry


Richard “Matt” Terry, 32, of Pampa, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Carpenter’s Church with Pastor Jim Sinyard, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Matt was born December 13, 1990 in Pampa. He attended and graduated from Guthrie Job Corp in 2010, where he earned his diploma and an electrical certification. He moved to Pampa in 2011 to work for Hunting Titan for several years. Matt then went to work for Aaron’s Home Furnishings where he worked for over 9 years. He recently went to work at UPS and was only there a few weeks. Matt was engaged to Kendra Riggle. Anyone who knew him knew he was a big prankster; he could light up a room and loved to make people laugh. Matt had a loving and caring heart and loved his family dearly, especially his nieces and nephews. His hobbies included playing Xbox with his brother, going to concerts, and he was an avid Dallas Cowboy and OU fan. He was known for his 2 A.M. Chimi run to Allsups on the weekends. Matt enjoyed taking spontaneous road trips. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles with his brothers and friends. Matt loved life, his family, and his cats; especially “Majestic KD Purry” and “Mini”.

Matt gave the gift of life, as he was an organ donor and was able to save several lives and hopefully help many others.

He was preceded in death by his Maw, Pa, Grandma Linda and Grandpa Joe.

Survivors include his mother, Shannon Pirtle and husband Harold of Waynoka, OK; father, Roger Terry and wife Christy of Pampa; fiancée, Kendra Riggle of Pampa; two sisters, Shaleigh Cardenas and husband Nick of Waynoka, OK, Shyanne Terry and fiancé Alex Russell of Abilene; three brothers, Dalton Terry, Chris Terry and wife Ally, and Lukas Terry all of Pampa; nieces and nephews, Araya, Nico, Lucious, Phoenix, Scarlett, and Rayleigh; and special family, Maddie, Michael, Bryan, and Brandon Yates.

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