Weston, Terence Allan – Wayne County Time
SPRINGTOWN, TX: Terence Allan Weston passed away peacefully at his home on July 4, 2022 at the age of 83. Terry was born on April 21, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Charles H. and Evy-Beth Povilaitis Weston. His family moved to a 77-acre farm in Marion, NY, named Westonbrook Farms in 1948, where award-winning Hereford cattle were raised by Terry and his brothers. Westonbrook Thoroughbred Herefords have been recognized for 5 consecutive years by Cornell University with special awards. It was during his early days on the farm that Terry developed his lifelong love for livestock of all types, and especially horses when he became the proud owner of his first horse, a palomino named Scorpy. He enjoyed his youthful membership in the “Country Kids 4-H Club” and Future Farmers of America (FFA) in high school.
Terry was a graduate of the Marion Central School Class of 1957. He proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960 and showed his Marine Corps spirit for the rest of his life.
After his military service, Terry returned to reside in Marion, NY. He owned the Weston Stock Farms on Minsteed Road where raising appaloosa horses was the beginning of a major part of his life. In 1971 and 1972 the Weston Stock Farms hosted horse shows which attracted up to 800 spectators. He also developed an interest in vintage tractors and often attended local Pioneer Gas Engine Association shows with his two sons.
In the late 1970s, Terry and his family decided to move to Sanger, TX. Having been employed by Xerox in Webster, NY, he transferred and continued his Xerox job in Dallas, TX until his retirement. The move to Sanger, Texas also included transferring his horses from New York to continue breeding and raising them and other Appaloosas. It was in Texas that he was given the nickname “Wess” and eventually started speaking like a Texan.
Terry’s love for horses was passed on to his daughters and became the main focus of their family activities. Living in Boyd, Texas, they became members of the “Wise County Wranglers” and participated in “play days” and competitions, as well as rodeos, rides, and parades.
Throughout his life, his love of horses remained strong. Even at his last home in Springtown, TX, “Wess” had horses.
Terry’s life has been full of adventures. He will be remembered as an incredible conversationalist and an interesting storyteller who had experiences to share on any subject.
Terry is survived by his wife, Janice Smith; children Scott Weston, Brandee Kay Weston (Brian Powell) and Dalene Kay Jackson; grandchildren Manuel, Christina, Neysa, Lexy, Kayden, Rylan, Kinley, Payton, Mercadies, Alyssa and Violet; great-grandsons Weston and Waylon; Brother Roger Weston and Sister Lorraine (Tom) O’Connor; niece Tracy Weston and nephews TJ O’Connor and Timothy (Rebecca) Weston; great-niece Ainsleigh and great-nephews Ripken and Elliot; former sister-in-law Karen Weston, stepchildren, brothers-in-law, stepsister, aunt, cousins and many friends.
He was predeceased by his mother Evy-Beth Weston in 2001, his father Charles H. Weston in 1999, his son Paul Weston in 2012, his daughter Mysti Kay Fuller in 2020, his sister Sandra Weston Esposito in 1991 and his brother Thomas Weston in 2010.