TEEPLES, Robert Matthew "John"Age 86 of Celina, TN, passed away on June 5th, 2012 due to complications of heart disease. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he graduated Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Biology. He was a retired teacher, coach, and principal with the Clay County School System. He was also a retired agent with State Farm Insurance. Over the years, he served on various community boards and committees. He was a member of the Celina Lion's Club and the American Legion. He was a former Clay County Commissioner and an active member of the Celina United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth (Langford) Teeples; brothers, Walter Sidwell and Pete Teeples, and sister, Jean Dillon. He is survived by his only son, Dr. Pat Teeples of Crossville; sister-in-law, Mary Sue and husband Dave Stooksbury of Franklin; sister-in-law, Eddie Mae Williams of Glasgow, KY; sister-in-law, Fayne Teeples of Madison; and 8 nephews and 4 nieces. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7th, and prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8th, both at the Celina United Methodist Church. Services will be officiated by Bro. Keith Long. Pallbearers will be former members of Coach Teeples athletic teams. Interment with be in the Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the
. UPTON FUNERAL HOME, (931) 243-3164.
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Published in The Tennessean on June 7, 2012