William Franklin Teal

December 13, 1923March 25, 2020

William Franklin Teal (96) died on March 25, 2020 of natural causes in Concord, NC.

Mr. Teal is survived by his sister Ethel Andrews of La Cross, WI; grandson William and wife Sherry Loyd of Concord, NC; great grandchildren William Loyd and Kaitlyn Loyd of Concord, NC and son-in-law Larry Loyd and wife Carolyn of Indian Land, SC.

He is preceded in death by his wife Lallie Teal of Charlotte, NC, sister Julia Mae Parker and brothers Vernon Teal, Arlie Teal and Ray Teal.

Mr. Teal was born on December 13, 1923 in Chesterfield, SC to parents Eddie and Bessie Teal. He joined the US Army in 1943, participated in the Invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles of Northern France, The Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Mr. Teal was a great family man and loving father. He married Lallie Thompson in Charlotte, NC on December 14, 1946. The couple had one child together.

A private burial will be held at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC.


  • Service will be private. Thank you.


William Franklin Teal

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Jane and Jack Dunne

March 29, 2020

My parents were Martha and Black Sigmon from Concord. We shared so much love with Bill over the years. We shared the Sixth Armored Division with him too. My mother passed away in 12/12. We had fallen out of touch with Bill to our great regret. Please know that we thought he was a fine man and he was greatly loved.

David Kohler

March 26, 2020

I will always remember Bill and the fun I had whenever I came to visit him at Wil and Sherry's home. Whether for a cook out or just to watch a football game. Bill was always quick with a funny anecdote or a story about his time in the Army during the second World War. Sometimes he would even shed a few tears when he told of his friends that never came home from war. Somehow, that made it easier for Wil and I to cry with him for friends we knew. I feel honored that he was comfortable enough to share his experiences with me as we had a beer or two on Wil's deck. I am sad I wasn't well enough to visit him just once more before he passed away. I shall miss him a lot. This world is a better place for having known him and a much lesser place now that he is gone. There is one less of "The Greatest Generation" now as he was one of the last few of a dying breed. Rest well old friend and Hero.