Funeral Services Set for Hernando Firefighter Steven R. Terry
Hernando County firefighter/paramedic Steven R. Terry passed away while on duty October 16, 2017.
HERNANDO COUNTY – Funeral services are scheduled for Hernando firefighter/Paramedic Steven R. Terry on Tuesday (Oct. 24).
The 10 a.m. service will be at the Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., in Spring Hill.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said officials are expecting first responders (fire, EMS, law enforcement) from all over the state/country will travel to Spring Hill to attend the service.
To provide for expected traffic and a high volume of emergency vehicles, two Hernando County roadways will be completely closed or partially closed during the morning to mid-afternoon hours Tuesday.
These roads will be closed or partially closed at the times listed:
Northcliffe Boulevard – PARTIALLY CLOSED beginning at 8 a.m. from east of Landover Boulevard to Hearth Road. One lane of traffic will be permitted to flow in each direction. Northcliffe Boulevard will remain closed until all vehicles have left from the church (most likely noon or later).
Mariner Boulevard – COMPLETELY CLOSED between Heley Street and Northcliffe Boulevard beginning at 9:30 a.m. This portion will be closed for about 30 minutes. About 10:30 a.m., Mariner Boulevard will be closed between Norvell Road and Bali Lane. This closure will last about one to two hours. This area is near Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 4 and St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. During that time, a detour will be in place.
Drivers are requested to select alternate routes or expect delays.
The funeral procession will travel to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
For those wishing to line the roadways to honor Mr. Terry, the funeral procession will follow this route:
* East on Northcliffe Boulevard
* North on Mariner Boulevard
* East on Cortez Boulevard
* Continue onto FL-50 E/Cortez Boulevard
* Continue east onto Cortez Boulevard/Jefferson Street
* Mildred Avenue
* Merge onto U.S. 41 and travel north
* East on County Road 476 E/Lake Lindsey Road
* Continue to Sumter County – Florida National Cemetery.
Mr. Terry died Monday (Oct., 16) while on duty. Mr. Terry was found unresponsive by his fellow Fire Station 9 crew members who tried resuscitating him. He was taken by Hernando County Fire Rescue paramedics to Bayfront Brooksville Hospital where he died.
Mr. Terry served his community not only as a firefighter/paramedic for nearly 25 years, he was also a 20-year plus active member of the military. His most recent post was at the Florida Army National Guard 1-111th Aviation Regiment out of Cecile Field. He held the rank of first sergeant.
His firefighting career began in 1993 with Pasco County Fire Rescue. He joined Spring Hill Fire Rescue in 2001 and continued to serve honorably with Hernando County Fire Rescue.
Mr. Terry is survived by his wife Jennifer Terry; sons, Anthony, Jason, Zachary and Kevin; daughter, Olivia; and his mother, Judy Binzel.
Photo courtesy of Hernando County Fire Rescue.
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