Edgar O. "Eddie" Teague, Sr.
Asheville - Edgar "Eddie" Teague, Sr., 73, of Asheville, passed into the hands of the Lord on Sunday, January 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
A native and lifelong resident of Asheville he was a son of the late Jay Walter and Maxine Beaver Teague. He is also preceded in death by his brother Jay Walter Teague, Jr.
Eddie graduated from Lee Edwards High School in 1957. He was a Navy Veteran, member of Biltmore Masonic Lodge, Christian and Missionary Alliance Cornerstone Church and retired after 27 years with the Asheville Fire Department.
Eddie was a devoted, loving husband and father and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, Patricia Hunnicutt Teague, Eddie is survived by a son, Edgar O. Teague, Jr. of Asheville and a grandson, Michaiah Kellett of Belton, SC; a brother, Rev. David Teague (Ann) of Melbourne FL; special brother-in-law, Larry Hunnicutt (Annette) of Simpsonville, SC and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road, with Revs. David Teague, Earl Jones, and Steve Massey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery where he will receive military honors.
Asheville Fire Department friends are invited to attend as honorary pallbearers.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 14 Mineral Springs Road, Asheville, NC 28805, or to the John F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Teague family.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com