Terence Hornsey
  • 35 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 31, 1976
  • Place of birth:
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 10, 2011
May Heaven's shores be a welcome sight for his earth worn eyes.

Terence Partick Hornsey, age 35 of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the John Cochran Veterans Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Terence Patrick Hornsey was born on July 31, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He loved spending time with his family and was a member of the Catholic faith.  He married Destiney Dawn (Harmon)  daughter of Richard Harmon and Catherine Porter on June 21, 1998.

Terence Partick Hornsey is survived by: his wife: Destiney Hornsey, his son: Alexander Hornsey both of Florissant, Missouri.  His parents: John William Hornsey of Kirkwood, Missouri and Terry Sue Hornsey of Florissant, Missouri.  Two brothers: Christopher Hornsey of St. Louis, Missouri and John Hornsey of Peoria, Illinois. Please join us along with many friends and family in mourning his passing.

A celebration of Terence Patrick Hornsey's life will be on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00 A.M at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Florissant, Missouri, with a reception to follow.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the American Morutary and Cremation Service of Imperial, Missouri


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 11th November 2016

"Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. Miss you greatly brother. Keep watch over the family for me."

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 10th November 2016

"It has been 5 years.  Please stop by and see me if you can.  I miss you so much.  Love DAD"

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 10th November 2016

"My heart knows that the front door will not open to your returning. But my heart now knows the meaning of sorrow which has invaded  every fiber of my being. I miss you so much and love you forever. Mom"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 1st August 2016

"Still Loved, still missed.  Thinking of you daily.  Dad"

This tribute was added by Catherine Porter on 31st July 2016

"Happy Birthday Terry, sure do miss you down here and think of you often. You would be so proud of Destiney and how she is raising such a good son. Love you."

This tribute was added by Amber Clover on 31st July 2016

"Happy Birthday up there."

This tribute was added by Amber Clover on 11th November 2015

""So let the light guide your way, hold every memory as you go. And every road you take will always lead you home. It's been a long day without you my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. We've come a long way from where we began, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again...when I see you again." 4 years and I still don't want to believe you're gone. I love reading and hearing all of these crazy stories about you and the things you did just to make someone else laugh. Your goofy personality was infectious and anyone who had the chance to meet you knew that you were one in a million. Each year when we all sit down for the holidays you can bet that someone has an old story to share that always ends in the whole family laughing so hard we cry. The only thing missing is you. I know you're out there watching over each and every one of us and that warms my heart. XOXO"

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 10th November 2015

"4 Years.....Wow... Today I was thinking about this the whole day figuring out what I should write about. I have missed you so much these past years. I STILL can't believe you are gone. I sometimes think that you are still watching tv on the couch at Grandmas or even just standing in the living room talking to my dad and Uncle Chris about some gun or news or really anything. I love you and miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Jamie Zastrow on 10th November 2015

"This is still a very hard day for me as I think about our last conversation together as we smiled and laughed before you took your last breath.  You will forever be missed and loved.  You blessed so many people and I am comforted by knowing that you are watching over all of us, until we come home to you once more.  You and I have a special light and connection in this world and beyond that no one can take away.  I pray for your soul that it is at peace with everything as we all continue to carry on in this world without your smiling face.  Miss you and Love ya forever!"

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 10th November 2015

"It  has been four years and I am waiting for this pain to diminish. My heart still waits for the door to open and you are home. I have realized that you are home and it is me that will be going through the door to be home with you. Until then we deal  as best we can with missing you.I love you all the way to God and back. Mom"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 10th November 2015

"Forever missed is a reality because I think of you daily.  4 Years already.I pray you are in the a great place and I pray for your guidance.  Love is forever.  Dad"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 10th November 2015

"Few words can be spoken to alleviate the sorrow and pain I feel for the loss of my youngest brother. Its been four years since your passing and little has changed. I still hope to hear about your antics when I talk to Mom on the phone, I yearn to hear your voice when I return home for the holidays and see Zander so proudly display his collection of cars for you to see when you come home from work. I miss you greatly and I know that through all of the grief and sorrow, you still look down upon us, visit with us and look over the family. Rest peacefully my brother."

This tribute was added by Megan Kinealy on 10th November 2015

"Four years ago today. Still can't believe you're gone. I still remember you and I in the back seat of my moms car as she was driving you, dressed as the Purple People Eater, to a game at CBC. Haha!! Good times!! Most people don't keep in touch with their first boyfriends, but I was grateful that you and I did. I've got great memories of us. I can't imagine what you're family goes through each and every day. I pray for them and will continue to do so though. I hope you're up there keeping an eye on the Blues this year. And if you're u are...THEY NEED YOUR HELP!! LOL Love ya buddy and miss you."

This tribute was added by Gayle Wright on 31st July 2015

"Happy Birthday Terry, though you are gone, we all still think about
you and miss you.  In dark days and dark nights we have our faith to embrace, for without faith we have nothing!
Rest in Peace!"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 31st July 2015

"Happy Birthday to you.  Sad day for me.  Tears flow."

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 31st July 2015

"Today is your 39th Birthday. How blessed we were to have you for your 35 years here with us. I was remembering how much you loved your Birthday parties when you were a kid. You always loved fun. We miss you so much and wish you were here to have a party today. I love you . Mom"

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 31st July 2015

"Well it is your birthday today and I and everybody else are missing you SO much....I can't believe it has been almost 4 years since you passed..it seemed like it was yesterday..I don't get it...but today is your birthday so I love you SO much and I miss you SO much Happy Birthday!!!!"

This tribute was added by Gillian Clover on 11th November 2014

"It doesn't feel like it's been three years. It feels like an eternity. We all miss you very much Uncle Terry. I love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 10th November 2014

"Three Years..... It has been too long....Where has the time gone? I cant believe it! I'm just speechless..... Tomorrow as i perform for my school i will think of you and remember your smile, your amazing sense of humor, and everything that made you my wonderful, amazing, hilarious, and caring uncle. I know you are with us everyday and i love that feeling. I love you so much and we miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 10th November 2014

"3 years, impossible but true.  Your head stone says so. You may be physically gone but you still live in the hearts and minds of many.  I think of you every day.  Please don't prank God.  When you see Him say "HI" for me.  Some day we will all be together."

This tribute was added by Gayle Wright on 10th November 2014

"Say not in grief "He is no more," but live in thankfulness that he was.
3 years, seems impossible and we are all still missing you Terry but faith tells us we will be reunited at the end of our road.
Love, hugs and prayers"

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 9th November 2014

"Three years you have been gone. My head knew you had gone but my heart said this was not true and you were coming home. My heart is beginning to know you  are really gone and the front door is not going to open and you will be there. I cry more now with this knowledge. My eyes get clouded with tears when I see a DodgeCharger  or a car you would have  loved. We miss you and your quick wit and zest for life. I miss you so much and love you to GOD  AND BACK. Mom"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 31st July 2014

"Dearest brother, we are celebrating your 38th birthday today. Despite the time that has passed, your presence in our lives is missed greatly. We are reminded of the bright light of happiness and love that you brought all of us in our daily lives while you were with us. Your son Zander continues to represent your love and brings happiness to us all despite your physical absence. He demonstrates so many of your qualities, and has become "man of the house" on St. Catherine. I miss having you hear with us but I take great satisfaction in knowing that you are with all of us in our memories. There have been many a times when I feel you presence, and I smile knowing that you are there enjoying the laugh with me. .Happy Birthday little brother !!"

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 10th November 2013

"Dear Uncle Terry everybody is wishing you were here and wishing that they could hear your voice. Uncle Terry we are crying, moaning, and wishing you were still here "The broken chain, we little knew that morning God was calling your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same" Love you too much and miss you WAY too much. <3 gabby love you"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 10th November 2013

"Today was a beautiful day in St Louis.  Maybe you know that.  Went to your resting place today.  The deer were thick and prancing and enjoying the day.  Maybe you know that too.  I was looking for good and happiness in it all and I found it knowing your in a better place than I.  See you soon, but not to soon.  Love, Dad.............Gayle too...........Two Years, seems like two months"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 10th November 2013

"You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can"

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 9th November 2013

"The last thing I remember us talking about was how short life is when you count it by summers.  I want so deeply to have spent more  time with your unique presence in our lives.  We all miss you deeply and pray you can feel our love as strongly as we still feel it for you.

Brother they certainly broke the mold with you."

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 9th November 2013

"Another year has gone by without you. I thought by now my pain would be less. I was wrong. The pain is as fresh and intense as ever. I miss your silliness, your wit, your zest for life. Everybody does. I can't understand why a little boy had to go on without you. That hurts the most. God had his plan for you and we who are left behind have to deal with that plan. I miss and love you. Mom"

This tribute was added by Jamie Zastrow on 8th November 2013

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.  ~Robert Southey

I have been thinking a lot about you my dear friend...until we meet again.  I miss you so, but can feel you watching over us all."

This tribute was added by Catherine Porter on 5th November 2013

"Terry, just want to let you know that you have been on my mind a lot lately. Sure miss you and all the fun we used to have. I know your wife and son miss you so much, I also know if you had the choice you would of never left them. I wish I could have one more day with you! Love you."

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 20th October 2013

"I talked to grandma about you today.We discussed how young you were.We talked about how you're in a better place, but you're not in a better place to me because i cant see you.I can almost feel you when i think about you.Everything is different.One night i was folding clothes and i started to yell, and crying. I know i sounded like a 2 year old but i cant stand this.i miss you sooooo much."

This tribute was added by Gabby Clover on 10th October 2013

""Dear Uncle Terry I miss how you would always have something goofy to point out or to say I miss how you loved to set firecrackers, etc. Off just like everybody else I miss seeing your face once I walk into Grandmas house I miss not seeing you lay on the couch watching t.v I miss you your voice yelling to grandma that someone is on the phone for her and most of all I miss you I love you so"

This tribute was added by Gayle Wright on 2nd August 2013

"Dear Terry, Happy Belated Birthday
I thought of you all day and was so sad for your family as I can only imagine the pain they felt in their hearts not having you here with them to celebrate your 37th.  I know you are in a better place and are keeping your eyes on all of them and counting the days when you all will be reunited again in the glory of God our Father."

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 31st July 2013

"Dear Brother, I find myself wanting another day, another hour or even another minute to wish you a Happy Birthday in person. To have a moment to repair what had been broken between us. A moment to let my youngest brother know how much I loved him. Happy 37th Birthday Brother......"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 31st July 2013

"Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 19th November 2012

"I was on Parris Island today and I could not help but think of Terry, and I cried.  It is so sad living life without him.  Thinking about daily tasks and not having him for advise.  Life with out him hurts and is so sad.  I pray that he is in a better place and hecan't wait for us to come and see him.  Love, Dad"

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 10th November 2012

"It has been a year and my sorrow is as deep as the day you left. I am still waiting for the door to open and you will be home. Then reality tells me you are really gone. But you will never be gone from our hearts. We all love you and miss you and struggle to go forward without you. I love you and I am anxiously waiting until the day we are together again."

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 2nd November 2012

"Terry I wanted to change the song to something that has helped me cope with your loss.  The first time I heard this song I spoke to me with your overwhelming presence.  When I heard the song and ever since I've know it captures everything you want us to know before becoming part of a grander existence.
Terry I am permanently hurt, but I promise I am alright."

This tribute was added by Amber Clover on 1st August 2012

"Today, I think of you. I think of your infectious laugh, your goofy smile, your jokes, your love for your family, and so much more. I cannot even begin to put into words how greatly you are missed and loved. Happy Birthday Uncle Terry.
Love, your nieces, Amber, Gillian, and Gabby."

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 31st July 2012

"My Dear Brother, I wish more time had been made for you in this life. More birthday celebrations to be had, more time for us to see over our children as they grow. The time passes and yet the pain of your death still stings deep inside. Today, I am remembering moments of our childhood. These memories bring joyful tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday Little Brother, your are greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Heather Aisenstat Donnelli on 31st July 2012

"Thinking of you on this very special day wishing you were here to celebrate.  Hockey, hockey, and even more hockey is one of the memories I have. Going to Webster rink and Brentwood rink and hanging out at your house and at my house. RIP Terry!!"

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 31st July 2012

"The voice is silent-I had expected it would be-but that the smiles and burst of laughter will never be repeated is almost more than I can bear.........Those moments were not passing moments at alll they had something in them of eternity......I love you and miss you more than I have words to express. Mom."

This tribute was added by Laura Davis on 31st July 2012

"Your Affton jacket, My Nelson Emerson jersey, ice skates, my grandma's house, a tie-dyed shirt, so many memories."

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 31st July 2012

"Happy Birthday.  You are greatly missed and loved more than ever.  This message was written in tears.  Love Dad"

This tribute was added by Becky Brussel Roesch on 27th November 2011

"Its been a long time. I am very saddened to hear of Terry's untimely passing. I have fond memories of him at my Grandma Brussels and at your house in Maplewood. Terry, time heals all wounds, try to remember the good times. I know if Grandma could she would send all her love and condolences to you. RIP little Terry"

This tribute was added by Catherine Porter on 19th November 2011

"What a tragic and unexpected loss, I am still in disbelief, I still do not think the reality has hit me.  To lose someone is hard to take, to lose someone so special is even harder.  To watch your daughter experience the paid of losing someone that she loved so much, at such a young age is unexplainable. My heart and love goes out to the Hornsey family at this time of grief."

This tribute was added by Gloria Campion on 19th November 2011

"We are so saddened about your loss.  Our family will keep you all in our prayers and we only hope that time can somehow lessen your pain.   Let us know if there is anything we can do for you."

This tribute was added by Brad Barnes on 18th November 2011

"From my family to yours with sincere and hart felt condolences.
We have included Terence and your family in our daily prayers. May God give you strength.
With our deepest sympathy,
Jennifer and Brad Barnes."

This tribute was added by Ron Casey on 18th November 2011

"If success is measured by how much we are loved.  Then you were
the most successful of men.  I look for the day that I can remember
the times we had together..  For now it is simply to painful. I will send
my love to you every day of my life. Aunt Diane"

This tribute was added by Jack Hornsey on 17th November 2011

"It is hard to loose a dog, your best friend, and you are sad and you cry
and you think is the hardest thing you will ever do.  Then your son passes at age 35.  That is when you feel true sorrow.  You go to a place you never new existed.  Sadness encompasses my entire being. We had great times and conversations and I loved you.  God bless"

This tribute was added by Jamie Zastrow on 17th November 2011

""Lord I lift my friend to you, I've done all that I know to do, I lift my friend to you.  I fear that I won't have the words, I pray for your wisdom oh God, and a heart that is sincere.  He means so much more to you Father, hold him tight in your arms and comfort all that grieve for him.  Give your peace Father, Lord, I lift my friend to you""

This tribute was added by Jamie Zastrow on 17th November 2011

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time...Terry you will forever be young and forever be missed, but God has you in His arms and His love is enough."

This tribute was added by Jamie Zastrow on 17th November 2011

"There will always be tears in heaven for you my dear friend.  For every thing there is a season....I must be strong and we all will carry on, because I know with faith that we will meet again in heaven.  Your smile was infectious and your heart and soul were pure.  We will all carry on for you.  My best friend for life, you will be missed.  Thoughts and prayers to the family, God is here."

This tribute was added by Heidi Sullivan on 17th November 2011

"An infectious laugh, an animated story, a proud father, a good man-a few of the many wonderful memories of Terry and his friendship I will deeply miss.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Hornsey family.  May God open his arms to welcome a beautiful soul."

This tribute was added by Zoe Beer on 17th November 2011

"No matter what was going on in Terry's life he was able to smile and laugh...a contagious laugh and smile.  He had a way of making light of things that was incomparable...kept faith that things would be ok.  Terry was my brother-in-law for a time...and I am grateful for having met him.  My daughters grieve for their uncle but know that he will always be with them, smiling that great smile."

This tribute was added by Laura Davis on 17th November 2011

"My deepest condolences to Terry's family. I met Terry at Brentwood ice rink when I was 15. We went there almost every weekend together. He could always make me laugh and we had so much fun together. He will be missed. God Bless him and his family."

This tribute was added by Terry Loyet on 16th November 2011

"Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelieveable amount of  joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
I love you Terry. Mom"

This tribute was added by Diane Hornsey on 16th November 2011

"Those we Love remain with us, for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade, because one loved is gone.
Those we Love can never be,more than a thought apart,
for as long as there’s a memory,they live on in our heart...

Rest in Peace Terry
My Deepest Sympathy, May God Bless all of You"

This tribute was added by todd kimmel on 16th November 2011

"I've known Terry for six years.  What I know to be true in the short time I was able to call him friend is that he loved his kid, loved, his wife, loved his country, and enjoyed working in the automotive business.  Terry was fun to be around, work with, and was always loyal to his friends.  I will miss him, and I hope the family is at peace knowing the Lord has called him home."

This tribute was added by MIchael Hornsey on 16th November 2011

"What you are is God's gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God.

Terry, you were a great husband and father, a patriot and a hard worker. May God's gift to you be fulfillment and peace in Heaven. You will be missed Cousin, but NEVER forgotten. My heart and prayers goes out to Destiny and Alexander and all of our family."

This tribute was added by Jacky Burton on 16th November 2011

"I knew Terry a short while and worked with him on several occassions.  I knew his experiences in life had given him a valuable perspective and I enjoyed working with and learning from Terry.  Everday I enjoy freedom that was protected and sacrificed for by Terry and many others just like him.  Thank you Terry for your sacrifices and for the jokes and laughs we shared working together."

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 15th November 2011

"James Sinclair (11/15/2011 9:30 am)
The short time I knew Terry was enough for me to know he was a loving husband and father. He had a strong faith and he loved his country. He was very proud of his military service. It was an honor and a privilege for me to meet and work with Terry. As for Destiney and Alex my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Keep in mind the good times and how much Terry care"

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 15th November 2011

"John Tremblay (11/15/2011 11:35 am)
I did not know Terry for very long. However, I do know how much he loved his family and his country. My condolences to his entire family. Semper Fidelis"

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 15th November 2011

"Dan Sinclair (11/15/2011 1:30 pm)
I would like to pass on my condolences to Terry's family. I know that he will be missed. I worked with Terry on some projects, and was impressed with his energy, and his good humor. He always had a smile on his face, and was ready to attack each new project with enthusiasm. Sincerely, Dan Sinclair"

This tribute was added by Joyce Hallmark on 15th November 2011

"It is our sincere hope that loving memories of Terry will bring comfort and peace to family and friends."

This tribute was added by Larry Frost on 15th November 2011

"When our time is near we seem to know
the light is brighter towards Gods great glow
the warmth of the rays are sought by our soul
God has a plan for piece and love with his eternal tow

May God bless you all and give piece to all your family"

This tribute was added by Paul Kastner on 15th November 2011

"There are no words to say nor thoughts to think that can make any of us comprehend losing a son, husband, father.  We will pray and we will think about Terry and we pray and think about his parents, wife and children and know and understand there is no comprehension for the loss.  Godspeed Terry."

This tribute was added by Bob Hornsey on 15th November 2011

"May all concerned be blessed by God's graces in this time of need.  Terry lived a good live.  Terry will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 14th November 2011

"I took the corner to your house this weekend and felt the excitement I have let myself ignore for so many trips where I assumed you would be with us forever.  That mistaken assumption made me overlook how much enjoyment you brought to my life every moment I spent with you.  Few of us will ever know someone who could make this unbearable existence so exciting and entertaining."

This tribute was added by Chris Hornsey on 14th November 2011

"I will miss you always until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Gayle Wright on 14th November 2011

"God of mercy and love, please hear our prayers
Be with us in all of our struggles
Help us to feel loved for who we are and not for what we do
Let us know that our lives have purpose even when we cannot understand why things happen
Our newest angel in heaven, Terry, we will miss you"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 14th November 2011

"Pour away the oceans and sweep up the woods,
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

                                                   W.H. Auden"

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 14th November 2011

"Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest.
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song
I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one.
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun."

This tribute was added by John Hornsey on 14th November 2011

"Stop all of the clocks. cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum,
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message "He is Dead".
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves"

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