March 7, 1945 ~ August 18, 2020

Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio
Resided in: Buford, Georgia

Terrence “Terry” Edwin Roof, age 75, of Buford passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Terry was an avid golfer and cofounder of EIMB; an educational Scholarship Fund. He was the CEO of Peachtree Packaging and retired in 2009.

Terry was proceeded in death by his son, Todd Roof. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jan Roof; son & daughter-in-law: Ted & Pam Roof; daughter-in-law, Robin Roof; grandchildren, Madison Roof, Tyler Roof, Mic Roof and TD Roof; brother & sister-in-law; Scott & Luana Roof; sister & brother-in-law: Christy & Rich Lanning; brother-in-law: Dave Bennett; several niece & nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00- 2:00PM on Sunday, August 23, 2020 with the funeral service to follow at 2:00PM in the Gwinnett Chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Rev. Richard Lanning will officiate. Interment will follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. In recognition of Terry’s love for golf, those attending the service we ask you to wear your golf attire.

It was Terry’s request that in lieu of flowers, donation be made to EIMB- Attn: Andy, 770 Marathon Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

For those who are unable to attend, the funeral service will be live streamed here.

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Visitation: August 23, 2020 1:00 pm - August 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: August 23, 2020 2:00 pm - August 23, 2020 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046

770-277-4550

Hebron Baptist Church
202 Hebron Church Road
Dacula, GA 30019

770-277-6021
www.hebronchurch.org/‎

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  1. Not sure what to say or can say at this moment, but that I did love this man and truly Enjoyed being on the golf course with him. He was a great partner and an awesome competitor and will be missed. We not only enjoyed golf together but we always talked some football. Between GT, Ted, and the grandboys, we always had plenty to discuss and argue about. My prayer is that Terry is teeing it up, arguing handicaps, hitting It long and straight, making all his putts, and headed to cloud “18” even or under par.

  2. My condolences to the Roof family. I was a classmate of Ted’s at Tech and from Ohio. That first year away from home, Mr. & Mrs. Roof invited us over for Thanksgiving and treated us like their sons. Mr. Roof was always a gentle giant of a man and I enjoyed talking to him in my 4 years at Tech. May God bless you, Mr. Roof.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! We will miss Terry’s smile at the Legends! Love to you All!

  4. What a character Terry was! He was a fixture at the Legends and certainly loved golf. I don’t know many who could match his accomplishments on the golf course or off. His love for his wife of 57 years was certainly evidenced during his last days. God Bless his family and God Bless Terry as he greets Todd and begins anew pain free.

  5. Terry, what a wonderful friend and golf buddy. We shared more than twenty years of golf and memories at the Legends with both Terry and Jan. Terry was one of the founding members of The Legends Business Owners Club. His business principles and integrity was often shared at our meetings. I enjoyed talking with Terry at the driving range while he hit bucket after bucket of balls. After hitting a ball to the back net, he would turn around with a big smile and ask, how did you like that one. We seldom saw Terry without Jan by his side. I think that they loved golf more than anyone we know. They also loved each other. Many times they would start early and play fifty four holes in one day. One of Our best golf memories was a weekend trip playing golf with Terry and Jan and other friends at St. Simons Island. I once had an opportunity to play a round of golf with Terry and his son Todd. Terry was so proud of Todd . Todd could hit a golf ball longer than anyone I knew. He hit a nine iron a hundred and eighty yards and I saw him do it! Terry would watch him hit and just flash that big smile. Terry was also very proud of his son Ted. He would share Teds latest accomplishments and we would talk football for a while. Little Jan, what a sweet lovely lady she is. Always happy, always smiling and always has a kind word. We love both Terry and Jan and our hearts are broken at this time.

  6. We have known Jan & Terry many many years through golf. He was a big bear of a guy and she was a little lady.
    We met them at Northwoods and they shared all of our trips to St. Simons. We used to go with 8 couples.
    Terry was always in charge of the pairings and the games we played. Those were some of the best trips we ever had.
    “Terry was always glad to see me?” because he knew that I was going to give him a hug. We all know, that was not
    his thing.

    Jan & Terry were always a very loving and a wonderful couple.

    Terry will be greatly missed and Jan will have so many friends to help her through this.
    You both are remembered in our prayers. If there’s anything we can do, you know all you have to do is call.

  7. Dear Jan,

    Becky and I mourn Terry’s passing with you. May God give you His comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.

    Scott, Becky and Lisa Allen

  8. So sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. Claudia and I have enjoyed Terry and Jan’s company many times at the Legends. Rest In Peace.
    David and Claudia Haun

  9. So sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. Claudia and I enjoyed many rounds of golf with Terry and Jan over the last 25 years. Rest In Peace.
    David and Claudia Haun

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