US Army
Official Obituary of

Terry Alexander Hyslop

December 6, 1950 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Terry Hyslop Obituary

Terry Alexander Hyslop, a beloved husband, a cherished father, devoted grandfather, and a man of unwavering faith, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, at the age of 73, at his home in Lake Lure, North Carolina.

Terry entered the world on December 6, 1950, as the cherished second son of Robert and Wanda Hyslop (both deceased). He was raised in a home brimming with love and joy in Rockford, Michigan, where he shared his childhood with two sisters (Ruth Hyslop Hockstra & Rita Hyslop Thompson) and two brothers (Frank “Lee” Hyslop & Peter Hyslop (deceased)).

A proud Army veteran, Terry served with distinction in Vietnam as a Chief Warrant Officer (Rotary Wing Aviator) piloting the first Bell AH-1F Cobra into action. During Vietnam, Terry was awarded the American Air Medal for heroic action in aerial flight. His courage was further exemplified as he flew guard over the Iron Curtain in Germany, a testament to his dedication to freedom and his country.

Terry seamlessly transitioned his aerospace expertise into a distinguished career in marketing and sales for commercial and military avionics. In addition to aerospace, Terry’s faith was a cornerstone of his life. He was highly involved in his church, both as a member, supporter, served on multiple committees, and later as head Deacon. He was also an avid fisherman and for those that knew him well, he enjoyed checking the “weather.”

Terry will be forever remembered as a beloved husband to Janet “Jan”, a cherished father to his two daughters (Lynn Hyslop Vander Laan & Julia Hyslop Leos), and a devoted grandfather to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service to honor Terry’s memory is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2024 at 2:00pm at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure. Friends and family are welcome to gather for visitation starting at 1:00pm. A graveside service with full military honors will follow at Chimney Rock Baptist Church. We welcome all who knew and loved Terry to join us in celebrating his remarkable life!

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April 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fairfield Mountains Chapel
1384 Buffalo Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Fairfield Mountains Chapel
1384 Buffalo Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746

April 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Chimney Rock Baptist Church


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