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Terry Odell Browder, Jr.

Obituary for Terry Odell Browder, Jr.

March 6, 1934 - November 17, 2018
Texas | Age 84


Terry Odell Browder Jr.
March 6, 1934 – November 17, 2018

Terry Odell Browder Jr. passed away peacefully at 84 years of age in the Village of the Hills, November 17, 2018. He was a "born on the island" Galvestonian. He joined the Navy at a young age where he served during the Korean conflict. In 1957 he married Elmae Boyd, and they since raised two daughters; Janie and Jill. After a period working in law enforcement with his local police department, he pursued a successful career in the insurance industry working his way up in management and also served as a lobbyist for the insurance industry with the Texas legislature. After retiring from Allstate, he worked a period as a consultant before devoting all his time to his passion for emergency management.

After retirement Terry and Elmae settled in the Hills, where Terry served on the Lake Travis Fire and Rescue for twelve years, the last ten of those years as Fire Commissioner President. During his tenure the district grew from a single volunteer fire station with two paid fire-fighters to an outfit of 125 professionals and five stations with state-of-the-art equipment.

For the last ten years Terry has been the Homeland Security Coordinator of The Hills, TX. He has worked on several projects for improvement of inter-agency communication between agencies in the greater Austin area. His latest project has been the establishment of the emergency war-room at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Lakeway, for effectively coordinating services between local agencies in the event of catastrophic incidents.

Terry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elmae Boyd Browder, his daughters Janie Sheehan and Jill Nordahl, son-in-laws David Sheehan and Gunnar Nordahl, and grandsons Austin Sheehan, Charles Sheehan and Alexander Nordahl.

A Celebration of Life to be held on December 7, 2018 from 6-8pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 411 Ranch Rd. 620 S. Lakeway, TX 78734

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lakeway Police Foundation.

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411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734
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