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.
Published in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 19, 2014.