Terrence "Terry" McClanahan

1952 - 2019

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Terrence "Terry" McClanahan, age 66, of Findlay, died at 1:05am on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on October 6, 1952, in Findlay to the late James and Winifred (Clark) McClanahan. He married Penny (Risser) on January 13, 2008 and she survives. Terry is also survived by his step-sons: Bronson (Taylor) Dennison of Findlay, and Brock (Roya) Dennison of Huntsville, AL; his step-daughters: Nichole (Jimmy) Coleman of Findlay, and Trina (Mike) Parsons of Findlay; his brother, Patrick (Hua) McClanahan of Amarillo, TX; his sister, Carolyn Jones of Mineral Bluff, GA; his grandchildren: Torri, Jesse, Rowan, Griffin, Harrison, Harper, and Vivienne; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John McClanahan. Terry was an accomplished Musician and Guitar Teacher. Throughout his life, he traveled the world playing guitar, entertaining the troops, and was the recipient of several music awards. Terry loved teaching and mentoring many students during his career. He and Penny attended the Findlay First Assembly of God. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday June 8, 2019, at Findlay First Assembly of God, 124 Ash Avenue, Findlay, with Pastor Glen Hammons officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, June 7 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, June 7th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, June 8th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    First Assembly of God [Map]
    124 Ash Avenue
    Findlay, OH 45840

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  • Contributions:

    Donors Choice


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To : Terry's Family
Date :Monday, June 3rd 2019
From : Dave Mason
I am terribly saddened by Terry's passing. Though I had not seen or spoken to him for many, many years, his passing has touched me deeply and will leave an empty spot in my heart. He was truly one of a kind. I pray that your sadness will, sooner than later, be replaced with warmth and laughter of fond memories of him. I pray that that day will come soon. Godspeed. - Dave

To : Penny Caroline Patrick and families
Date :Monday, June 3rd 2019
From : Dana Bond Patterson Dave and Siss daughter
I am very sorry to hear of Terry’s death. He was a dear friend of my family when I was young and recently he befriended my son, Drew, with their mutual love of music/guitar. Thank you to Penny for the many performances you attended to support Drew. He had a high regard and respect for both of you. Drew had a very special connection with Terry and was looking forward to spending time with him in mid June. I am saddened that they did not have their time together. Fortunately, they did have a meaningful conversation by phone not long ago. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I wish for your loving memories to help you during this difficult time.

To : Penny
Date :Monday, June 3rd 2019
From : Karla Phillips
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Terry once but could see how much you both loved each other. You hold a very special place iny heart. I will be praying for you and all your family.

To : Penny Risser McClanahan
Date :Tuesday, June 4th 2019
From : Philip Sugden
Penny, I don't even know where to start. You and Terry have been friends for three-quarters of my life. Loosing a friend is a tuff enough gig. But Terry was a man of my heart. Although I didn't see much of him recently, I will miss him dearly. I'm so sorry for your loss and for all of our loss. Phil

To : Penney and family
Date :Tuesday, June 4th 2019
From : Ed and Marla Krout
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Just wanted you to know we’re holding you in our thoughts and hope you can find some peace at this difficult time.Take care. Ed and Marla Krout

To : Penny McClanahan
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Caihua Patrick McClanahan
Nothing could heal your hurt from you lost your love, but the memories, the wonderful memories could keep you in warm to the end.

To : Penny McClanahan
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Mary Ann Grubb Ridge
Dearest Penny, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God will get you through. I am so sorry. With love, Mary Ridge

To : Penny Risser McClanahan
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2019
From : Michael Lepine
Dear Penney,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing our beloved Terry. We were music buddies and band mates for many years and had many good times together. He always inspired me and I consider my time with him in Western Pleasure some of our best work together. What I loved about Terry was his openness to new ideas and his optimism. I never heard him utter an unkind to or about anyone. He was a true friend and I will miss him in this life and look forward to seeing him in the next life.