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Richard Terence “Terry” Weiland, 75, of Beaufort, South Carolina, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at his residence, CAVU in Burton, South Carolina.

Terry was born in Miami, FL, and was the son of the late Lt. Col Charles Patrick Weiland and Josie Matthews Mitchell. Terry was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during Vietnam. After leaving the Navy, he became a teacher for public schools and the Department of Defense for 30 years, teaching English, Science, and Mathematics, which enabled him to live in Canada and England. Terry loved sailing, traveling, fossil and mineral collecting, and was such an avid hiker he was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Award while in England.

Terry is survived by his wife, Linda Smoak Weiland, and his two daughters, Melinda Carey Weiland Cato with her husband, Josh Cato, and Sharon Ginger Weiland with her husband, Josh Beisel. He is also survived by his two beloved grandsons, Lucas Cato and Travis Cato.

A graveside service, with United States Naval Honors, will be held at 12 noon Friday, October 8, 2021, in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Online Condolences

  1. Anna Malizia-Salyers says:

    Dear Linda,
    How sad I am to hear of your loss. May Jesus Christ, The Lord of all Peace be your companion at this time of sorrow. I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

  2. Phyllis Davis says:

    Dear Linda,
    I am truly sorry for your loss of Terry. If there is anything I can do for you, please, let me know. My heart is with you, as well as my prayers.
    I would like to bring some food over to your house for you and the family on the day of the funeral or before. Let me know if this is okay.

  3. Jan Galloway says:

    Dear Linda,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Terry. We had such a wonderful time with you both in July. It was great to meet you after hearing so much about you from Kay. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Julie Clough says:

    Ginger. I love you and am so very sorry for your loss!!! No casseroles. I promise.

  5. Patsy Cooler says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Remember him from Beaufort High, class of 1964, always so nice a fellow and smiling. Prayers for your family and friends. May he RIP.

  6. Tom Weiland says:

    Terry, as your Uncle Tommy and for your preference Uncle Timmy! I may be both and your sense of humor is one to be celebrated. All of your fans are going to miss Christmas presentation of flamingos as reindeer and your jolly touch of Santa/ Terry and Mrs. Klaus/ Linda in gorgeous traditional dress…pulling the proverbial sled with gifts. You are more than a nephew and one I will miss not being able to banter back and forth. As I compose, the tears in my eyes exclaim the memories of going to all the forts on the eastern sea-board and cavorting in England, Stonehenge & Bill Shakespeare . I love you Terry forever and EVER…….

  7. nancy mitchelll says:

    I was so glad I got to visit with you a few years ago when touring the Low Country. What a beautiful location, house and wonderful hostess.
    One of my favorite memories of Terry was when we did “Last Night at the Proms” at Audley End. We brought our lawn chairs and British and American flags and totally joined in the fun.
    Terry you will be missed.

  8. Karen and Wade Jenkins says:

    My sweet Linda, Melinda, and Ginger,
    I know my words can’t help take away your pain but I pray all our sweet memories of Terry will bring a smile to your face! Thinking of him now riding the golf cart and showing all the kids the beautiful CAVU landscape handing out bug spray and completing the tour by helping them pick the right Myer lemon right off the tree! Always a great story on his lips.. even sharing some of his fossil finds with Matty❤️ What a wonderful and generous man he was!
    We love you all so much and are so grateful that we had him in our lives! Truly a blessing in every way!
    Praying for you all

  9. Kay Galloway says:

    Dear Linda and Family;
    We will all miss Terry’s ebullient, engaging, and charming spirit. As an educator at RAF Alconbury in England, he kept students on task and interested in science. My sister and I had the unique opportunity to visit with you both in Beaufort this summer. We regret that the health challenges he faced were so insurmountable. Bless you, Linda, as you face life anew!
    Kay Galloway

  10. Susan Guinan says:

    Dear Linda,

    We have never met, but I taught with Terry at Alconbury, England.
    I so enjoyed Terry’s sense of humor with the students. He certainly kept the kids on their toes.
    I remember how much fun he had with his “flamingo theme” I especially got a kick out of his wild ties!
    Terry helped me move to a different house after my own husband died, and I appreciated his thoughtfulness.
    Sincerely, Sue Guinan

  11. S says:

    Mr. Weiland was by far one of my most favorite teachers. I had him as a middle school science teacher in the UK. He was tough and no nonsense, which was exactly what we all needed, but he also appreciated a good joke. Thank you, Mr. Weiland. May you rest in peace.

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