Terry L. Harbert, 68, of Taylorville, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at his residence.

Terry was born October 6, 1952 in Taylorville, the son of George W. and E. Maybelle (Burns) Harbert. He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1970, and went to work as an over the road trucker for over 30 years. Over the course of his career, Terry had driven over one million miles, visiting every state but Hawai’i. He married Nancy L. Kemp on September 29, 1986 in Taylorville, and they have enjoyed nearly 35 years of marriage.

Terry’s close friends called him “Habit”. He had an adventurous spirit, but a soft and kind heart. Terry was generous to a fault, and he would do anything for anyone, expecting nothing in return. He loved his dogs, and he loved being outdoors. Terry enjoyed mowing the yard, and he enjoyed ice cold Miller High Life. Terry was a member of the Teamsters Local 916 in Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his father; and grandmother, Josephine Shew.

Terry is survived by his mother, E. Maybelle Harbert of Taylorville; his wife, Nancy L. Harbert of Taylorville; children, Adam (wife, Shayna) Thomason of Skokie, Grant (Katie Hughes) Harbert of Austin, TX, and Hayley (Jimmy Palmer) Harbert of Taylorville; grandchildren, Sophie Joyce Thomason, Owen Palmer, and Otto Palmer; sister, Sandy (husband, Larry) Garmon of Springfield; nephew, Tomey (wife, Lori) Wilson; and great niece and nephew, Jolie and Evan.

Terry will be cremated and no public services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christian County Animal Control, 300 S. Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.

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