Edward Franklyn Teel, Jr., of Chipley, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, in the Washington County Rehabilitation facility in Chipley, after a brief illness. Edward was born in Mobile, Ala., the oldest child of Edward Franklyn and Marion (McCarty) Teel. He served one term in the Army Air Force after his graduation from Murphy High School in Mobile. Edward continued his career with the U.S. Government, working at Brookley Field in Mobile. He married Norma B. Sherrer in April of 1949 and moved his family to middle Georgia after the closing of Brookley Field in 1964. Edward retired from Robins Air Force Base after 36 years of service. Ed and Norma moved to Chipley in 1984 to be near Norma's elderly mother. They loved the quiet country lifestyle and they stayed active until 2011.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Norma and his sister, Alleyne Page of Mobile.
Survivors include son, Dana Teel of Chipley; son, Charles Teel of Chipley; son, Bryan Teel, his wife Gloria and their son Dustin of Byron Ga.; daughter Valerie Myrick and her husband Larry of Cochran, Ga., Dana's sons, Jaye Teel Harwell Ga., and Kevin Teel of Pineview, Ga.; Jaye's children, Madison and Dylan Teel of Cordele, Ga., and nieces, Karen Elliott of Lexington, S.C. and Theresa Page of Mobile, Ala.
The family received friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile, Ala., with military honors. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions to
. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.