Terry was born on August 15, 1953 at Madison, South Dakota, the son of Lester and Barbara (Ness) Baughman. He graduated from Madison High School. In 1973, he entered the US Navy. Terry served in Guam during the Viet Nam War and then re-enlisted and was stationed in California until he was discharged in 1984.
Terry married Judy Godfrey in Oakland, CA and they lived in California where Terry operated his own commercial plumbing business. They moved to Madsion in 1992 and Terry continued working as a plumber and was a proud union member. He retired in 2019.
Terry enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting for deer, ducks and pheasants. He also enjoyed reading and history.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Larry (Heather) of Madsion; three grandchildren, Tatum, Lance and Tylor; a great grandson, Alexander; two sisters, Judy Severson and Kim Wise. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mike.