The Rev. Terry G. Teaney, 70, of Jacksonville passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was born Aug. 9, 1943, in Winchester, the son of Vitalis and Clara Breyer Teaney. He married Gloria Vannier on April 23, 1977, in Franklin. She preceded him in death on June 2, 2010.
Surviving are nine children, James Blan of Roodhouse, Melinda Elston of Ravena, N.Y., Randy (Karen) Blan of Channahon, Debbie (Steve) Cobb of Pittsfield, Chris (Barb) Teaney of Jacksonville, Rhonda Lewis of Jacksonville, Joe (Sherry) Blan of Channahon, Mark (Ellen) Teaney of Baylis and Mike (Chris) Blan of Channahon; one child raised in his home as his own, Rita (Johnnie) Moore of Jacksonville; 34 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 15 siblings. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Jim and Randy Teaney.
Terry worked for 40 years as an auto body worker and mechanic, starting at age 14. He owned and operated several area auto body shops. He pastored for 25 years.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, mushrooming, demo derbies, western movies and riding motorcycles. He also loved mower and small engine repair. Terry "Pop" was a great cook and always had something on the stove for all who stopped by for coffee and a game of dice.
Terry wanted all to know his legacy as desiring to see family and friends come to Christ.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Winchester with interment in Winchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.dawsfuneralhome.com.
Daws Family Funeral Home, Winchester
657 North Main
Winchester, IL 62694
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Jan. 21, 2014