terry lyn pegram


November 8, 1946 ~ November 6, 2022

Terry Lyn Pegram, 75, died suddenly Sunday, November 6, 2022, at his home in Chatham County, North Carolina. He would have celebrated his 76th birthday two days later.

Terry was born the second of four children on November 8, 1946, to the late Jeannie Walker Pegram and Claude Thomas Pegram in Guilford County, N.C.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Pete Redpath Pegram, his devoted son, Shane Pegram (Jennifer), stepson, Nate Foust (Jeana); stepdaughter, Madeline Kassel (Josh), six wonderful grandchildren, Davis and Coale Pegram, Fia and Ford Foust, and Finley and Callahan Kassel. Terry is also survived by his three beloved siblings, Garry Pegram (Nancy), Larry Pegram (Sue), and Claudia Lempp (Bob), as well as 19 nieces and nephews and countless relatives with whom he has always managed to stay connected.

Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Kirkman Pegram.

When Terry was 8, the family moved to Chatham County, N.C., to a farm called The Hammer Place. It was those years from 1954 to 1962 that would shape and remain forever fond to Terry as the place where he was raised.

While in his teens, Terry started his printing career working at a small shop in Sanford. From there he and his Dad started a small printing shop in Siler City, but his father’s untimely death brought the business to a halt. Terry then moved to Greensboro where he worked 2nd shift in the press room of Fisher Harrison Printing Company. He quickly moved up in the company and gained a reputation for his intelligence, tireless work ethic, and determination. From Greensboro, Terry went to Raleigh to join Edwards & Broughton.

Soon after, Terry decided to strike out on his own and along with his late wife, Joanne, started PBM Graphics in 1983. In 1989, Terry was able to purchase Fisher Harrison, the company where he had worked in 1966 as a 2nd shift pressman, rolling it into the PBM Graphics family.

Through hard work and the efforts of countless dedicated employees, who were like family, PBM Graphics became one of the largest privately held printing companies in the country. In 2008, Terry sold PBM and tested retirement. His love of golf and his garden were not quite enough to satisfy his competitive spirit. After a period of six years, Terry purchased a small printing concern, Millennium Print Group, in Apex, N.C.

Since 2014, Terry and his beloved management team have built Millennium into a major international company, printing collectible sports and trading card games. Millennium now encompasses a sprawling campus of buildings in Wake and Durham counties, with additional valued employees in Greensboro and Howard, South Dakota. This past June, Terry sold Millennium to TPCi, The Pokemon Company International, remaining as CEO.

It is impossible to measure the impact Terry had on his family and the endless number of friends and colleagues throughout his life. Among many attributes, Terry will be remembered for his deep love of family and traditions, his non-stop wit, and his endless and enormous generosity.

To quote one of the original “Pinball Managers,” “Terry had it all — great personality, hard work that transferred into enormous success, a unique management style that drew more out of people — than they knew they had, all the while enjoying his humor. When Terry accepted you as his friend, you were a friend for life.”