Gary Lee Teats

March 6, 1952July 5, 2012

Services for Gary L. Teats (Buzz), 60, of Harker Heights will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home chapel in Killeen, TX. Burial will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Gary L. Teats (Buzz) died July 5, 2012 at his home in Harker Heights. He was born March 6, 1952 in Renovo, PA to AI Bointon and Viola Teats.

He married his bride Diane Teats, of 42 years, on October 24, 1969. Together they had three children; Wendy S. Johnson, 42, of Harker Heights, TX. , Heather L.A. Pohl, 39, of Belton, TX, and Joey Teats, 33, of Cedar Park, TX.

Gary joined the United States Army in February of 1971. He received bronze star, meritorious service medal, army commendation medal, army achievement medal, good conduct medal, and other various service awards. He served his country for 22 years and retired in 1992 as a Sergeant Major. He then worked for KISD and Goode Towing in Killeen for a period of time. He then became a supervisor for the City of Killen and retired from the city in May of 2012.

He is preceded in death by his parents AI Bointon Teats and Viola Teats, and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Diane. Three children: Wendy, Heather, and Joey. Three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers and three sisters as well as several aunts and uncles.

The family will recieve friends for a time of visitation on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 6-8pm at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund at for the e-mail address:

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  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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vicky colter

August 3, 2013

Gary would be so proud. The kids are doing great the best they can. Your newest grandson will carry part of your name and make you proud. We all miss you. That smile will never go away. <3

Eddie Wallace Sr

July 17, 2012

To the Teats Family,
It sadden my heart to write these few lines. But I fell your pains of losing a love one, a friend, a work mate. Gary will truly be miss. As a member of the Solid Waste Dept. His absent has already made an impact of not being with us each morning in the hall ways of SW as we might be talking about what's taken place in the sport world. As a co-worker and friend may your pains grow lite over the years to come. May your memories of Gary continue to grow stronger as they will. We look forward too seeing him again when the time come.

Crystal Bausley

July 12, 2012

I will miss you Gary. You were such a nice person that always made me laugh and smile. God bless your family.

Rosie Rosenberry

July 12, 2012

Scouts out
You will be missed Gary.

July 11, 2012

our thoughts are with you and the kids today and always love jim @darlene clark

Brenda Goode

July 11, 2012

You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Gary was such a nice kind man and I will miss seeing him out and about in Killeen, I will miss his kindness and his wonderful smile, seems he was always smiling everytime I saw him. May the good Lord give you peace,comfort and understanding in this time of sorrow.
Brenda Goode, Susan Carter, Jasmine, Adriana, and Coby

David Ryan

July 11, 2012

Good Bye, Top. You tought me so much. My heart goes out to Diane and the rest of the family. You were a fine soldier, and a fine man. Capt Ryan

gloria hampton

July 11, 2012

I know ur in a better place u will be missed by ur family and loved ones god bless the family

darlene clark

July 10, 2012

may god be with you and the kids on this difficult day love jim darlene clark

Derick Johnson

July 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief, may god bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.