Chief Dr Ortom, his wife, Eunice, as well as others including Chief Hingah Biem and his wife, Margaret, State Chief Judge, Iorhemen Hwande, Ter Makurdi, HRH Chief Sule Abenga, are at the moment attending the funeral of the deceased at Taraku.
The late Terkpe is father of Mrs Terkimbi Amase, wife of Steve Amase who is a Special Assistant to Chief Dr Ortom in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment where he is Minister of State.
In his sermon, Rev Terzungwe Saamo of the Lamp and Word, Makurdi who read from 2 Kings 13: 14 enjoined Christians to weep in accordance with the provisions of God’s word.
Aged about 80 the late Terkpe, a holder of Bachelor of Theology served as pastor of several NKST churches, head teacher in several schools, and education Secretary in Makurdi and Gwer councils.
He was also President General, Masev Development Association, Board Member, Radio Benue as well as council chairman of Makurdi local government area.
He is survived by his wife, Titi, 10 of his 11 children as well as 25 grand children and several great grand children.