Edward Lee Tieche, Sr., 80, of South 450 East, Elizabethtown formerly of Union City, went to see his beloved wife Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
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He was born Nov. 2, 1933 in Esserville, Va., to Hagan and Ethel Kilgore. He married Dorothy Perkins July 2, 1955 in Germany where he was in the 62nd Military Police Highway Patrol. Upon returning from active duty in the U.S. Army Ed was a Virginia State Trooper for a time before deciding to start his own trucking company with his father. Ed was more mechanically minded and thus started a career in maintenance; repairing various machines and robots. He earned Journeyman's cards in hydraulics, electricity, and welding. His hobbies included debating how to fix the U.S. Government at local coffee shops, woodworking, football, NASCAR, flying small Cessnas and extolling the virtues of the state of Virginia.
Survivors include his children, Anne (Dick) Jenkins of Raleigh, NC, Lee (Kay) Tieche of Elizabethtown and Bruce (Rebecca) Tieche of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Lauren (James) Hoffert, Hannah Jenkins, Tyler Tieche, Matthew Tieche, Kaylee Tieche and Sophia Tieche; and great-grandsons, Owen and Peyton Hoffert.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy; sisters, Bobbie Sanders, Jane Tieche, Anne Shipley and Kitty Raines.
Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, Columbus, with Pastor Paul Fulp officiating. Military rites were performed by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Published in The Default Newspaper on Dec. 7, 2013