PERRY, Ga. - Walker Louis "Buddy" Tedders, 78, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Heart of Georgia Hospice Inpatient Care after an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Perry United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Perry Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Watson-Hunt Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to
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Mr. Tedders was born in Albany to the late Walker Louis Tedders, Sr. and Thelma Wallace Tedders. A 1953 graduate of Albany High School, he received a Bachelor Degree in Science from Mercer University, and a Master's Degree in Entomology from Clemson University. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, serving as Lieutenant. He was a Research Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service for nearly 35 years. His entire career with the USDA was devoted to studying the use of beneficial insects to control pests in pecan orchards. He was the owner of Southeastern Insectaries in Perry. Mr. Tedders authored or co-authored more than 160 publications and has four patents plus five patents still pending. He was a member of the Georgia Entomological Society, having previously served as President. A member of Perry United Methodist Church, he was a Sunday School teacher and was also a member of the IHS Sunday School Class. Mr. Tedders was a member of the Perry Rotary Club. A talented artist. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline Tedders Smith; his mother-in-law, Irene Davis; and his son-in-law, Ken Simpson.
Left to cherish the memories of Mr. Tedders are his loving, devoted wife of 57 years, Iris Hubble Tedders; his children, Julie Simpson and Phillip Tedders, both of Perry, and Stuart Tedders (Karen) of Statesboro; his grandchildren who affectionately called him "Granddaddy", Erin Royal (Eddie), Sydney Simpson-Zermeno (Alberto), Jeremy Simpson, Walker Paul Tedders, Mercer Tedders, Meri-Pate Tedders; and 5 great-grandchildren.
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Statesboro Herald, July 7, 2013
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Published in Statesboro Herald from July 8 to July 17, 2013