Terry Douglas Jansson, 59, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. He was born June 7, 1949, in Ponca City, Okla., to Joseph and Ruth Jansson. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. 

Terry is survived by sons, Joseph Jansson II, Richard Jansson of Virginia, Troy Jansson; mother, Ruth Jansson of Grand Prairie; sisters, Drusilla Vanblaricom of Waxahachie, Texas, Diana Tatum of Grand Prairie, Dorrita Simmons of Olathe, Kan., Debra Disney of Grand Prairie; and brother, Erik Jansson of Utah; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Edward Jansson; and sister, Fairy Jean Jansson.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Waxahachie Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.