Roll of Honor

Terrence Morgan Pryor

Terrence Morgan Pryor

  • Lieutenant
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Tennessee
  • Age: 48
  • Year of Death: 2015

Terrence was born October 21, 1966, to Allen and Sherry Pryor. He married his high school sweetheart, Pamela, in 1988. Terrence and Pamela shared over 26 years together in a loving marriage and were blessed with two sons, Terrence Morgan Pryor II and Tyler Montrell Pryor.

Terrence was a God-loving, family-oriented, giving and serving man. He was a natural-born leader who loved to help others; He joined the United States Army reserve in 1988 and was later honorably discharged. Terrence continued on the path towards serving others through his career of over twenty years as a public service employee as a lieutenant with the City of Memphis Fire Department. Terrence received numerous accolades during his tenure with the City of Memphis Fire Department, including Officer of the Year. Terrence was an avid self-developer. He continued to develop himself as a graduate of Emerging Leaders Memphis 2014, and a recent student of the National Fire Academy (2015) in his pursuit to become a Fire Instructor. He was also a proud member of the Memphis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Terrence was a passionate, gentle giant who loved to spend time with his family. Terrence was a self-proclaimed chef. He found joy in hosting family cook-outs where he cooked the majority of the food. He enjoyed showering his wife and sons with lavish gifts and vacations. He also loved to golf and participated in annual golf trips with his friends. He was not only a father to his two sons, but a father figure to other young men he encountered—he was a true “hero” and a positive role model for many.

Terrence loved football. He played as a child all the way up to his college years as a linebacker #92 for Memphis State. He was a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan! You would think he was the coach of the team; he and his friends would attend some of the games and have watch parties. Despite his untimely transition to heaven, Terrence touched many people around the City of Memphis, and his memory will continue to live on.