Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy RD, Charlottesville, VA


Joseph William Teague

December 16, 1936May 15, 2020

Joseph William Teague, 83, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Joe was born on December 16, 1936, in Wise County, Va., to the late Marvin Earl and Eura Culbertson Teague.

Joe proudly served his country in Korea as a Cryptographer in the United States Army. He was a loyal member of First Baptist Church for 55 years, and was awarded Deacon Emeritus for his faithful service.

Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jayne; son, Joseph William Teague Jr. and his wife, Cathy, their daughter, and son-in-law, Rachel and Chris Hendricks; daughter, Cynthia Teague Pistulka and her husband, Gary, their son, William and their daughter, Rebekah; sisters, Peggy Bolling, Nancy Washburn and Bobbi Teague; faithful and loving caregivers, Linda Napier and Charlotte Burruss; devoted sister-in-law, Pat Holt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends.

Joe and Mary Jayne moved to Charlottesville in 1964 to manage the Preddy Funeral Home in Charlottesville which led to the founding of Teague Funeral Service. His professional leadership roles included President of Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Virginia Health Regulatory Board and the National Funeral Directors Association Board of Governors representing Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Served as Chair or President with many organizations; Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, United Way, Kiwanis, Senior Center, American Heart Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Joe was honored by the community with many awards including, Jaycees Outstanding Young Man; Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope; Kiwanian Walter Zeller and the Paul Goodloe McIntyre Award.

Joe was a Wahoo! Loved attending football, basketball and baseball games for 54 years. Proud member of the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Attended the first game at U-Hall. Go Hoo’s!

The family will plan a memorial service at First Baptist Church, Charlottesville, when we may gather together safely. A private family graveside service was held at Monticello Memory Gardens.

Thank you to all the staff at Albemarle Health and Rehabilitation for your love and care of Joe in his final days.

If you wish to honor Joe, thank God for your many blessings He has given you and reach out to someone with a smile and helping hand especially someone in need.

Contributions may be made to Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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William W Wright Jr

May 29, 2020

My family has been intertwined with Joe and Mary Jayne for many decades. Woody and Jeanne Wright are my parents and Joe and his colleagues were charged with both of their internments at Arlington National Cemetery. Well done as expected!
Joe and Woody were buddies and their wives encouraged their friendship because both men were worth the respect that they shared mutually... In their eyes, a man's word was his bond and they each were attracted to the other because of these honorable traits.
When our dad passed, Joe was determined to show his respects at Woody's funeral and,
with Mary Jayne's assist, came to show tribute to his old friend. Sadly...it is getting harder and harder to find those types of enduring allegiances in today's impersonal world
BUT they had it and it was cherished both.
We are certain that they have reunited in His presence ...revelling in the Eternal Peace that
they so deserve because they both walked the path of righteousness and honor.
May you all find your comfort and blessings knowing that we are all better people for having
Joseph's character show us the best values in how life should be lived...never one to complain ...Joe just played his cards as Life dealt them and simply went on about his business!
They just don't make 'em like him any more..Thank you Joe. Amen!

Mae DeLong

May 25, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Teague Family. Although I didn’t know Joe really personally, however, he was a giant of a man - always so friendly and putting you at ease.

My first and foremost memory is Joe bringing his 2 adorable children, Joe, Jr. and Cynthia, into Virginia National Bank, now Bank of America(on the Downtown Mall) where I worked. These children were so adorable dressed in their warm coats with matching hats. So precious. I could tell their love for their Daddy by their smiles and all 3 holding hands and being so well behaved.

God bless you Joe and Rest In Peace.

Crystal Peacoe

May 25, 2020

Cynthia, I'm sorry very sorry for the earthly loss of your dad. My condolences to you, Gary and your family.

Crystal Bolton (Peacoe)


May 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss of Joe. I speak on behalf of my deceased Dad, James F. Knight, aka Buddy Knight. He always spoke so highly of Mr. Teague and considered him a friend. He always had kind & loving words to say about him but most of all he was well respected and loved throughout the community. May God's love and grace bring you comfort during this time. With prayers, Linda Knight of Dyke,Va.

Hope Dudley-Wood

May 24, 2020

I just want to give my sincerest condolences to your family. I have very fond memories of Mr Teague when he handled services for our family. I also remember how important he was to our community. May you all feel God’s presence, peace, comfort and love during this time and the days ahead. Mr Teague will be greatly missed here on earth but he will be with you in spirit everyday until you meet again.

Roy Thomas

May 24, 2020

Mary Jayne and family,

Joe was a true Christian gentleman and church/community leader with a servant heart. He was one of the most personable individuals I have ever known. He made you feel special in his presence. We did many funerals together through the years. Joe was a strong model and influence in my life.

My deepest sympathy,
Roy Thomas

Peter Thompson

May 24, 2020

Mary Jayne and all the Teague family and friends,
Joe left a great legacy to our community through you and his outstanding community service and leadership. His positive outlook on life was always an inspiration. I loved calling him and when asking 'how are you today Joe?' his consistent response was 'just percolatin' right along...' I am grateful for our friendship and his dedication to the Senior Center (now The Center) which he proudly served and chaired our Board.
Peter M. Thompson
Executive Director, The Center

Debbie Stollings

May 24, 2020

Dear Mary Jane, Cynthia, and Joey,
I loved Mr. Teague. Growing up, I always felt welcome in your home. He always had a smile, a kind word, a story. Mary Jane and Joe taught me so much about death and dying and dignity. Things that made life a little easier when my parents passed. As we all got older, I saw less of Mr. Teague, than I would have liked, but when I did see him, he was at a baseball game for William or a UVA sporting event. It was like time had stood still. He was still interested in my life. I still got a smile and a hug. I still had the feeling I was loved. I will miss that most.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry for that empty space wherever you look and he should be.
Mr. Teague was a wonderful, God-loving man. I know he is with his Lord and Savior, and that provides us all great comfort.
I love you all,

Hallie & Bob Garland

May 24, 2020

Mary Jayne,
We were so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that the memories you have of your wonderful years together will be a comfort to you in the days ahead.
With love and deepest sympathy,
Hallie & Bob Garland

Shelby Marshall

May 24, 2020

Mary Jane and family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joe's smile and infectious personality will long be remembered by many.
May God Bless and give you comfort in the days ahead.

Shelby Marshall


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