LOWELL - Harold Thomas Teague, 69, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, at Carolina Specialty Hospital, Charlotte.
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He was born June 14, 1943, in Huntsville, Ala., son of the late John T. Teague and Leona Nolan Lay.
Mr. Teague loved his family, especially his grandchildren and was lovingly known as "Poppy" in the neighborhood. He was a founding mem-ber of Oakland Memorial Baptist Church, Lowell, and an ordained Deacon at Holland Memorial Baptist Church.
Harold enjoyed fishing and walking along the beach. He was a manager of Kingsway #11 in Ranlo.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Mike Criswell.
After the service, friends are invited to the home.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Phyllis Smith Teague; sons, James Carey Teague of Belmont, James Lonnie Hayden and fiancée, Rhonda Harrington of Gastonia; daughters, Penny Dawn Teague of Gastonia, Phyllis Renee Woody and husband, Donnie of Gastonia, Leona Jeanell Teague of Gastonia; sister, Linda Edwards and husband, Pete of Lowell; grandchildren, Thomas, Brittany, Kaleb, Chelsea, Lacy, Travis, Hayley, Tyler, Brad, Jasmine and Tifeny; six great-grandchildren
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Teague.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 19, 2013