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Terry Smith Ambrose

Posted By Jessica Twiford On February 10, 2022 @ 4:10 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 14 Comments

In Memorial

Terry Smith Ambrose, 78, of East Lake, NC died Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on May 22, 1943, he was the son of the late Nancy “Dixie” Smith Ambrose and Andrew Lee Ambrose.

Terry, better known as “Levy” to his East Lake family and “Slammer” to his Shipyard family, was a brick mason by trade but later became employed by the NCDOT – Shipyard in Manns Harbor retiring after 28 years of service. He had a love of playing music and drag racing and he shared that love with many of his family members and friends. His kind heart and joking nature will be missed by many.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Shannon A. Twiddy and husband David of Manteo; two brothers, Irvin Ambrose and wife Willie Mae of East Lake and Willard Ambrose of Virginia Beach; a special niece, Cassie Basnight of East Lake; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Travis Smith Ambrose; a sister, Thelma Smith; and a brother, Corky Ambrose.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Twiford Colony Chapel. Burial will take place in the East Lake Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives for a viewing and visitation Saturday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

To plant a tree in memory of Terry or send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks)

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500 Budleigh Street, PO Box 595,
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2449
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Condolence from Karen Walker on February 10th, 2022 5:31 pm

Shannon , David and family, caring thoughts to each of you. May precious memories bring comfort. Prayers

Condolence from Kathy Duncan on February 10th, 2022 6:33 pm

Shannon, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your daddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Kevin Cooke on February 10th, 2022 7:05 pm

A special friend always to me at the Shipyard, Peace and Prayers to all the family.

Condolence from Crystal Basnight on February 10th, 2022 9:04 pm

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Ricky thought a lot of Terry. Sending condolences to you all. God bless.

Ricky and Crystal

Condolence from Ramona Sharber on February 10th, 2022 9:31 pm

To the Family of TerryAmbroseIm so Sorry to hear the loss of your Brother Daddy Brother in-law. we grew up together in East Lake Listen to Terry and his Brothers play music. we are a little kin I loved. All of Miss Dixie Children Terry RIP GOD BLESS ALL the Family Ramona

Condolence from Doris Leach on February 11th, 2022 12:19 am

I am going to miss you Slammer. Heaven has gained an angel. It was an honor to know you. Rest in peace.

Condolence from Nolan Ambrose on February 11th, 2022 5:19 am

To the family. I hope the memories of Levy will walk with you thru this time. For me it already is. He always had a smile, and treated me as a friend even though we are family. I knew him as a good man ,and I am sad to here he is gone. He was always joking. He always had a helping hand. I can’t count the times we raced on Hwy 64 there in East Lake. Lord knows I miss those days. It was like Suffolk Raceway right there at home.
God bless you all.

Condolence from Jane Gray on February 11th, 2022 6:08 am

Shannon, so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was a funny man and always made my day when I went into his room He loved you very much and was so proud of you. May you have peace with the memories you shared. RIP TERRY.

Condolence from Linda Ferrell Speight on February 11th, 2022 7:55 am

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. My dad (Dicky Ferrell) was good friends with the family until his death. I’ve heard many stories from him about all of you. May God comfort you at this time. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Speight
Doris Ferrell

Condolence from Lisa Jones on February 11th, 2022 11:23 am

Shannon, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We all loved Terry and enjoyed working with him at the Shipyard. I already miss his sense of humor. May you find peace in knowing he touched so many lives with his infectious smile and sweet crazy ways. He would always say he had a “kiss” for me and drop off some chocolate kisses on my desk. Well here is to…wishing I could still share hugs and “kisses” with you
old buddy!!

Condolence from Teri Grubbs on February 11th, 2022 2:36 pm

Shannon, your father was a very special man and touched so many lives with his outgoing personality. I feel honored to be able to call him my friend. When I retired him, I immediately missed his morning visits to my office to tell me the latest joke he had heard or to bring me candy. Terry always enjoyed it when I would go on a bike ride with my friends and I would blare my horn when I passed his house. He’d come in on Monday morning and ask me “was that you this weekend riding by my house?” and when I would say “yes it was”, he would get the biggest grin on his face. I may still continue to do that. May God bring you and your family comfort and peace that only he can provide. Hugs my friend:-)

Condolence from Ann Twiford Armstrong on February 12th, 2022 9:57 pm

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Condolence from Bett Beasley on February 14th, 2022 3:15 pm

So sorry for your loss. Terry was a great person to work with. Prayers and may God provide guidance in the days ahead.

Condolence from Dale Barnard on April 17th, 2022 9:15 pm

Cousin Terry will always be missed love’s ya.

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