Meet Your Neighborhood Milkman: Terry Gillihan

Milkman Terry Gillihan

Terry took over the Federal Way territory in 2006. He enjoys being a milkman, as it gives him the freedom to work in the early hours and spend the rest of his days focusing on his other passion; Terry is an accomplished horse trainer at Emerald Downs. He spends his free time with his children and playing golf. Terry resides in Federal Way.

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5/24/2019 10:55 AM
Thanks for the doggie bone Terry!!

Federal Way
6/23/2019 10:16 AM
Our family thanks you very much for all your years of being our awesome milkman!!!
Blessings to you and yours :)
6/23/2019 10:16 AM
The Lizarraga Family :)
11/20/2019 5:31 PM
This was meant to be! We also spend a great deal of time at Emerald Downs - my husband is from Louisville, KY, and we love watching horseracing! We're so glad to be part of your route!
Jeff & Carrie Barnett
5/1/2020 11:33 AM
Terry, thank you so much for the the cold brew this morning!!  Also, my son says he's sorry for freaking you out!!
6/25/2020 4:08 PM
Dear Terry,
Thank you for serving our family. My so looks forward to Friday mornings when he wakes up to fresh farm milk! Our dog really enjoys you leaving her a thoughtful treat. I appreciate you bringing us groceries right to the door. Also, thank you for giving us a milk box! We hope you are well and enjoying horses. Fun fact, our house was one of the original homes in Federal Way and the neighboring parcels were land that belonged to the original owners. They kept horses! We find horse shoes on our property from time to time. 😊
6/25/2020 4:11 PM
Thank you for all your work - we appreciate you!
-Smetheram Family
6/25/2020 4:19 PM
Happy National Milkman Day!  Thanks for leaving our dog a treat!  She loved it!
6/25/2020 4:19 PM
Happy Milkman Day to you Terry and everyone else.  The first day you delivered to our house you brought the morning paper to our sweet.  Love all the fresh products and Smith Brothers Farms.  Thank you.
6/25/2020 4:37 PM
Thank you Terry for delivering fresh milk and eggs during these challenging times and every friday in between. We enjoy every friday morning going to our Smith Brothers by, its like Christmas every week.
Have a great rest of your week and stay safe.
Amber and family!!
6/25/2020 4:38 PM
Thanks for all you do, Terry!  We really appreciate the excellent service you always give us!!
Robin & Janet Bolz
24917 NE 20th Place
Sammamish, WA  98074
6/25/2020 4:38 PM
Happy National Milkman Day!

Chris Cate
6/25/2020 4:42 PM
Happy National Milkman Day! So grateful for the wonderful service provided by Terry. His charm and dog treats have made him a lifelong friend of our dog, Bella! She spots his truck from a mile away and can't wait to say hello. Thank you for being patient when she tries to hop in your truck for a ride : )
Beth & Jim
6/25/2020 4:49 PM
Thank you Terry for delivering milk! Appreciate your help in these difficult times. Stay safe!
- Kane Family
6/25/2020 5:04 PM
Hi Terry, Happy National Milkman day! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to delivering the milk. I'd be lost (and thirsty) without you. My 4-legged boys also thank you, I swear that's what the barking means! They get excited every time they hear your truck, not just because of the yummy treats you bring. They love milk too!
Thanks again for everything you do!😁
6/25/2020 5:06 PM
Thanks for all that you do!!!
6/25/2020 5:34 PM
Thank you Terry! We've enjoyed being a part of your route. Our son loves Tuesdays so he can see what you have brought us right when he wakes up :)

Sincerely, The Pike's on Pike ST
6/25/2020 6:06 PM
Happy Milkman Day Terry!  Thanks for delivering our products for us. Probably a crazy year at Emerald Downs!  Best of luck!
6/25/2020 6:14 PM
Thanks for your amazing service!
The Simmons Family
6/25/2020 6:25 PM
Happy national milkman day Terry! Thank you so much for all you do even through these super weird times and the dogs are all ways so grateful for the treats you leave. Thanks again!
-Josh, Haley, Bane & Bucky
6/25/2020 6:48 PM
Happy National Milkman Day!!
Our family affectionately refers to you as Terry, the Milk Fairy, because you used to come during the night like the Tooth Fairy. We love the products you bring us each week. Our dog knows your name and loves watching for you and going to the milk box because of the treats you leave her. Thank you for serving our family for so many years. We appreciate you.
Love, The Ducusin Family
6/25/2020 6:55 PM
Hi Terry -
Happy Milkman day!
Our family really appreciates all the great deliveries you handle for us and for your dedication to Smith Brothers- people like you are valued!

Hope you and your family are staying  healthy & safe in these crazy COVID times~
The Messick’s
6/25/2020 7:22 PM
Happy National Milkman Day Terry! We really appreciate your amazing service!!
--The Grames Family
6/25/2020 7:58 PM
Thanks for keeping us in dairy products and other yummy groceries during these challenging times. Happy Milkman Day!

Duncan Family, Renton
6/25/2020 9:27 PM
Terry - Thanks for all the years of absolutely flawless and perfect service!  You're the best, and very much appreciated!
The Rademachers
6/25/2020 10:26 PM
Thank you for your service ,on time delivery.Thanks so much!!!
6/25/2020 10:53 PM

Thank you so much for your dedication and for making our Thursday morning special :-).

The Littles
6/25/2020 11:26 PM
Thank you, Terry, for bringing us milk every week! Because of you, we have something to look forward to every Thursday during this crazy time. We appreciate you and send our best wishes. Stay safe and take care!

The Roy Family,
Sammamish, WA 98074
6/25/2020 11:48 PM
Thank you for being an awesome milkman Terry! We have met you once or twice but we wanna let you know we appreciate you!

Sarmiento Family
6/26/2020 6:39 AM
Thank you for years of wonderful service! We so appreciate having our milk delivered to our door, especially now that our visits to the grocery happen as infrequently as possible.

Deborah Smith
6/26/2020 7:14 AM
Thank you so much for your hard work, quiet step (that keeps our dog from barking) the perfectly neat organized milk box and dog treat. We appreciate you very much.
6/26/2020 8:46 AM
On national milkman day, I would like to thank you for your systematic and methodic way of milk delivery to our place.   It is one item that we never have to put in our list to buy.    It is the one forgotten item that we never have to worry about except perhaps getting the milk in from the delivery box.   Thank you !!!
6/26/2020 9:13 AM
Happy Milkman Day, Terry! We are very thankful for your weekly Wednesday deliveries that come at just the right time to have fresh milk on cereal or a batch of scrambled eggs and a refreshing glass of OJ. And Lucy, our dog, loves the treat you leave in the box! Thanks for being a super delivery man! Best wishes for a great day and good health!
The FitzGerald family
6/26/2020 10:04 AM
Thank you for your hard work during the early hours! We appreciate you!
-The Conways
12/17/2020 6:52 PM
Thank you for you and Smith Brothers being a constant in these crazy COVID  times ! We love everything we order and our puppy is pretty happy with his weekly treat!
1/6/2021 7:31 AM
Good morning Terry!
We just got our first delivery, milkbox and all:  Wow! You are quiet! Thank you!
the C-M's
12/30/2021 6:18 PM
Thank you so much for delivering my milk yesterday in the snow!  And thanks for the doggie bones each week.  My dog gets so excited every time I open the milk box lid!
Brenda Blackburn
11/16/2022 1:55 PM
Thank you so much for incredible service!
6/18/2023 5:36 PM
Happy Father's Day Terry!
7/9/2023 6:36 PM
Terry, you're an amazing milkman and we really appreciate you and what you do! You're phenomenal and do your job so well!