David Allen Tero

July 30, 1973 – April 22, 2020

Tero, David




David Allen Tero was born on July 30, 1973 in Melrose, Massachusetts and departed this life on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Dave moved to Edmond, OK in the spring of 1979 where he lived with his parents, Bob and Eunice Tero and his two brothers Dan and Kevin Tero. He graduated Edmond Memorial High School in 1992 where he played basketball and enjoyed his large group of friends.

After graduation, Dave moved to Tahlequah, OK to attend Northeastern State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree on May 10, 1997.

While attending college, Dave met his lovely wife Sherri Courchene and many other lifelong friends. After graduating Northeastern State University, Dave returned home to Edmond, OK where he continued in the family business as Owner and VP of Marketing and Sales.

Shortly after moving back, Dave and Sherri married in 1999 and continued to build their family having two sons, David John (17), Luke Allen (15) and their daughter Emma Rose (deceased.)

Dave was a very engaged father and enjoyed watching his kids play sports, taking them to the lake, and skiing in the mountains. He was an avid hunter and lover of country music. However, his favorite pastime was spending time with his friends and regaling them with many “True Stories.” Dave never met a person he didn’t love.

Dave is survived by his wife Sherri and sons John and Luke, his parents, Bob and Eunice Tero, brother Dan, wife Whitney with nephew Morgan and brother Kevin; in laws, Hank and Jeannie Van Veen and brother –in-law Dirk Van Veen, along with many other family and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his daughter Emma Rose, and his Grandparents Leo and Rita Tero, and Ralph and Eleanor Wilson.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelley Avenue, Edmond, OK 73003. Due to current restrictions, a private family service will be held Monday, May 4th, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where the family is parishioners. A graveside service will follow. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The Tero Fund”


4 thoughts on “David Allen Tero”

  1. Mark and Kay Thomas

    Bob and Eunice, we are so very sorry to learn of David’s passing. We remember seeing your boys so often over at John and Nancy’s house. Our deepest sympathies to you and all of his family at this time.

  2. Fredrick Zachary

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of David. I cherish the fun and positive memories of him in school. Keeping the Tero family in my prayers and thoughts.

  3. Joanna Breeden

    It’ll get easier but that’ll take time but, I do know how much David loved you and the boys.
    When I heard of his passing my heart hit the floor I couldn’t believe it. Sherrie, You’ve got the two best things of David and that’s the boys.

  4. I’m still finding things in the warehouse you & I moved around all those years ago. LOL I remember how we used to talk college football and how you said OU and Texas would never go to the SEC because it’d be too hard and nobody wanted to be in a conference of powerhouses. Things REALLY changed. I miss your smile, I miss your jokes. I miss telling you jokes and even our small conversations. Showing me how to do the job, which you did very well. I only knew you at work, but you made a tremendous impression on me. I’ll never forget the cool and nice guy you were.

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