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Steve Teeters LEVELLAND-Steve Teeters was born in Brownfield on Nov. 19, 1955, and died at University Medical Center in Lubbock on Jan. 15, 2014 (age 58). He is survived by his son, Seth Teeters; and by his widow, LaGina Fairbetter. Gruff, gentle, and generous, Steve was an artist of audacity and vision, and a caring man who felt deeply for his family, his friends, and his community. Steve Teeters made indelible contributions to the city of Lubbock as a sculptor, a teacher, and, in 2002, as co-originator, with artist Kathryn Oler, of the First Friday Art Trail that continues to draw thousands of spectators. He often joked that he had a tough boss, demanding, exacting, and hard to please - the boss was himself. That was the joke. Steve Teeters did a great job for that boss and for the rest of us. Services will be held at Second Baptist Church in Levelland, Texas, at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17.

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Published in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 19, 2014.
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June 10, 2014
LaGina, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I just read about Steve's passing and am so shocked. He was a kind, dear, funny man, so talented in so many ways. He'll be mightily missed!
Jenny Conn
January 25, 2014
I have followed Steve's wonderful art contributions with interest after having taught with his parents, Joe & Wanda, at West Elem. in Levelland. What a sad loss for them as well as all that enjoyed his works.
Kay Stapleton
January 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss. The world has lost a great artist and person.
Gabriele Gross
January 20, 2014
Seth and LaGina,

Our deepest condolences as your grieve the sudden loss of Steve. He was a unique man and artist, and we admired him personally and professionally. Our garden is graced with his work, sculpture and specially made gates, so Steve is always there. In fact, Lubbock, itself, is his "canvas" so to speak. Everywhere there is evidence of Steve's talent. Our city is enriched by his works of art and the spirit he left behind.

May Steve rest in peace.
Love, Grace & Tom Rogers
Grace & Tom Rogers
January 20, 2014
I, too, have fond memories of Mr. Teeters from 4th grade at Hardwick some 35 years ago. He was one of my favorites and most memorable. What a wonderful legacy he as left for his family. He will missed.
Kim Littlejohn-Cockrell
January 20, 2014
Steve,was in a lot of my collage classes. He was the only male and was very timid. I also knew him when he taught school at Hardwick. He was an awesome teacher that all the students adored. So sorry to hear of his lost. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Pat Hegdal
January 20, 2014
Seth-our deepest sympathies, first your grandfather and now your father. Even though we hadn't seen Steve the last few years we have always kept up with his success as an artist.

Take Care,

Teresa,Gary & Paul Maldonado(Las Vegas, NV)
January 19, 2014
I always looked forward to art class, he was one of the coolest teachers I ever had as a kid. I still have one of the projects he had us work on in class. Not all kids keep things like that. He was an awesome teacher and will be missed. Prayers for his family.
January 19, 2014
One of my all-time favorite teachers. The coolest and nicest. Not surprised by his success. As a kid I could tell he had a passion for art and he definitely planted a seed in me and many others. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
January 19, 2014
Fond memories: a plan with Steve to collect recipes for a west Texas artists' cookbook, commissioning a gate when a tornado took my old one away, hanging out at St Elegius. And recalling my first meeting with Steve when Mary Hale (RIP) took me out to his barn near Levelland. Wouldn't ever forget.
Anne Solomon
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