Terence Howard Ethridge

May 30, 1941 ~ November 11, 2018 (age 77)

Of Laytonsville, MD, on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Beloved husband of Patricia Ward Ethridge, father of Kathryn (Brenton) Hudgens and Colin (Elizabeth) Ethridge: grandfather of Weseley Hudgens and Elijah Hudgens; brother of Anne (Lowell) Killen. 

A native of Moclips, Washington, Mr. Ethridge was the son of Howard and Irene Ethridge and a natural and outstanding outdoorsman. He became an Eagle Scout by cutting and mapping a trail suitable for public use in the Olympic peninsula and later served as a Grays Harbor County sheriff's deputy. Terence went on to obtain his undergraduate and master's degree from Washington State University. He served honorably as a commissioned officer and squadron commander in the United States Air Force, went on to become an FBI Special Agent, and participated in or oversaw many of this country's largest modern criminal investigations. During his 35 year career in law enforcement, he served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Pittsburgh and also developed curriculum and instructed advanced courses at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Upon retirement, Mr. Ethridge continued to work with the FBI in various contracting positions in support of the greater good and safety of all Americans. Affectionately known as “Big T” by family members and friends, he was a devoted father and friend who served faithfully as president of his church counsel, a member of the Knights of Columbus, president of the Gonzaga High School Crew Booster Club, and coached a variety of sports on behalf of his children. He will be terribly missed by his family and the community he was so dedicated to serving.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Mother Seton Catholic Church, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, MD 20874, where Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors will occur at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County,



Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Frederick County
516 Trail Avenue, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick MD 21702
Tel: 1-240-566-3030

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