Terry Dean Brenneman, 66, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, unexpectedly at home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Elkhart, Ind., to Theron and Mildred (nee Noffsinger) Brenneman.
Terry was a Vietnam-era veteran who served in the U.S. Army. A resident of Englewood for 18 years, coming from Portage, Mich., he owned and operated several restaurants, including McDonald’s in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the Lickity Split Café in Englewood. Terry was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 3000 in Indiana, and was a former member of the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Club in Englewood.
Terry was an extraordinary man who loved his life and his family. His compassion, warm smile and sense of humor will be missed by his customers, the Lickity Team, his friends and family, but most of all his wife and daughter.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Carol R. Brenneman of Englewood; daughter, Laura Lee Brenneman of Rotonda West, Fla.; two brothers, Theron (Barb) Brenneman of Elkhart, and Dennis (Bonnie) Brenneman of Lafayette, Ind.; many loved nieces and nephews; his lovable granddogs; and his dog, Gracie. Terry was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Spicer, just three months ago.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Englewood Community Funeral Home, 3070 S. McCall Road. The Funeral Service will be at noon Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. Entombment with military honors will follow at Venice Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Venice, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Englewood Area Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 318, Englewood, FL 34295; or the Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224. You may share a memory with Terry’s family at www.englewoodfh.com.