Teer, Marvin O. Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri, peacefully departed this life, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the blessed age of 97, surrounded by family and friends. As a retired educator, he began his career at his high school alma mater, Lincoln Sr. High School, East St. Louis, Illinois. He taught history and urban studies at Vashon High School, St. Louis, Missouri, for three decades before retiring in 1977. Mr. Teer proudly served his country during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army before receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1946. Mr. Teer was a life-long member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity , Inc., having been initiated at Beta Chapter, University of Illinois in 1936 and a longtime member of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter. He was also a Third Degree Knights of Columbus. Mr. Teer served on numerous boards in the St. Louis area and was cofounder and coordinator of the Available Citywide Transportation Service. Mr. Teer is survived by a devoted son, Marvin O. Teer, Jr.; sister, Vivian Galloway; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vivian Jarrett Teer; brothers, Rufus, Rudy, and Lucious; sister, Velma Harbour. Services: The visitation is Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Officer Funeral Home-Ellis Chapel, 1905 Union Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Memorial Tribute at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service is Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4330 Shreve, St. Louis, Missouri. Burial in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. View on-line at www.officerfh.com
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 3, 2010