Terry M. Christy, age 73, of Little York, Illinois; passed away at 10:45 pm on January 13, 2014 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Terry was born August 19, 1940 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the son of Max L. and Lula Estelle Simpson Christy. He attended Galesburg schools and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1959. He entered and served in the United States Navy during Peacetime. Terry was married to Betsy L. Hester on May 8, 1982 in Keithsburg, Illinois and she is surviving. Terry was employed as a cosmetic repairman for Maytag Corporation in Galesburg, for thirty years. He retired in 1993. He enjoyed the game of football and was a running back in high school. He was an avid "Bears" fan and his first love was his children and family. He is survived by his wife, Betsy L. Christy of Little York, IL., four daughters, Kathy (Lee) Hamm of East Galesburg, IL., Tracey (Tracy) Butts of Knoxville, IL., Cindy Adwell and Stephanie Christy, both of Monmouth, Illinois. Five sons survive, Woody Natsiri "Ning" Christy of Durham, N.C., James Christy of Galesburg, IL., Max (Paige) Christy of Dunlap, IL., C.J. Christy and Robert Christy, both at home. There are six grandchildren and two great grandsons. One brother survives, Ted "Sue" Christy Illiopolis, IL. Preceding him in death are his parents, one daughter Lynn, and one sister Linda.