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Casual Industry Veteran Terry Lail Dies

Terry Wayne Lail, owner of TWL Marketing and long-time associate of Agio, USA, passed away on Oct. 10 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in 2017. He was 66 years old.

A funeral was held on Oct. 14 at Providence Baptist Church, near his home in Hickory, N.C., where he served on the finance committee and as a deacon.

Lail’s career in the casual furniture industry began in 1977 and spanned several positions within the industry in publishing, management and sales.  He was well-known in the outdoor industry as the publisher of Casual Living Magazine for many years.  After leaving publishing, he began his own company, TWL Marketing, and worked as a manufacturer’s representative for several brands in the furniture business, including seven years with Agio.

Terry built relationships and friendships among the retailers throughout his Agio territory, which included much of the Southeastern U.S., but his heart was never far from his native North Carolina. 

Terry leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Teresa, two adult children and their spouses and two grandsons.

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