The following was written by Terry’s friend, Pat Coyle:
My very good friend Terry Laporte. Has passed away. He was 72 years old. He was my friend for 55 years. I met Terry in 1964, he was a graduate of Upland High school class of 64. He played football and baseball. We worked together at the Granada theater in the late 60's. We spent many weekends cruising Henry's in Pomona in his 57 Ford. He moved to Stockton in 1967 and worked for the California Youth Authority retiring after over 30 years. He was a hot rodder and a member of the Stockton syndicate car club. Not only have I lost a good good friend, but he leaves behind his son, daughter and is wife and grand-kids, and lots and lots of friends. I can't believe he's gone. RIP my buddy.