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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

Joe Tom Teer

February 17, 1940January 30, 2020
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Joe Tom Teer of The Woodlands passed away January 30, 2020, in Garrison at the age of 79. He was born February 17, 1940, in Garrison, to parents Frank Teer, Sr. and Mary (Potts) Teer.

Joe graduated from Gilmer High School in 1956. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he was stationed at five different Army bases. He loved telling stories about his time in the service. He was stationed for two years in Munich, Germany attached to the 101st Airborne Division as a combat medic. He visited with his friend, Blackie Cranford, and he even visited Elvis Presley, both of whom were stationed near him in Germany. He was quickly promoted to the rank of specialist E-5. He served his last few months of active duty at Fort Gordon in Georgia. He was honorably discharged and returned to his home of Garrison in 1961 ready to start his family.

Joe lived in Livingston for many years. There, he enjoyed working as a car lot manager until he retired. He was very knowledgeable of all cars and excelled in his career. During his free time, he spent many hours on the lake. He was passionate about the great outdoors and fishing. Many family members hold fond memories of being out on the boat with him, hoping to catch the big one. He was known for his delicious fried catfish.

Joe loved goofing around, and he could always make someone smile with his jokes and funny faces. He loved his time with his family and was especially proud of having great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mattie Lynn Gilly, Katheryn Roberts, Mary Lou Traylor, Evelyn Hudgins, Frank Teer, Jr., Nelson Teer, and Ann Cranford.

He is survived by his sisters, Frances Sanders and Betty Miller. Also surviving him are the mother of his children, Paula Teer; his children, Bill, Pam (Jimmy), Jo Beth (Dale); grandchildren, Chris (Desiree), Kelly (Brock), Rachel (Jimmy), Cody, Frances, and Ivy; his great-grandchildren; former wife, Vicki Johnson and her children Karen, Susan, Darlene (Sander), and Lisa; grandchildren, Ashley and Stephie; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Garrison officiated by Bro. Blackie Cranford. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carl Hudgins, Steven Hudgins, Danny Hudgins, Richard Cranford, Doug Elliott, Chris Peck, Lee Dove, and Casey Cranford. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Cranford, Marty Elliott, Ray Sanders, Jr., and Donnie Cranford.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memories

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Debbie Kenney

February 6, 2020

I remember you uncle Joe as my young uncle that was just 13 years old when I was born.
You were a sweet gentle handsome man with a big heart.
I will miss you always.
Love you,
Debbie

Stephen Hudgins

January 31, 2020

Uncle Joe was one of my favorite uncles. My sister and brothers were especially close to Uncle Joe because he was so young. He was always upbeat and looked for new opportunities to better himself. Even though he had many hard times, he always had a smile for you. I loved his great sense of humor. That’s the Joe I will remember. I love you uncle Joe and pray you will Rest In Peace under God’s watchful eye.

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

Vicki Teer

January 31, 2020

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Biography

Joe Tom Teer of The Woodlands passed away January 30, 2020, in Garrison at the age of 79. He was born February 17, 1940, in Garrison, to parents Frank Teer, Sr. and Mary (Potts) Teer.

Joe graduated from Gilmer High School in 1956. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he was stationed at five different Army bases. He loved telling stories about his time in the service. He was stationed for two years in Munich, Germany attached to the 101st Airborne Division as a combat medic. He visited with his friend, Blackie Cranford, and he even visited Elvis Presley, both of whom were stationed near him in Germany. He was quickly promoted to the rank of specialist E-5. He served his last few months of active duty at Fort Gordon in Georgia. He was honorably discharged and returned to his home of Garrison in 1961 ready to start his family.

Joe lived in Livingston for many years. There, he enjoyed working as a car lot manager until he retired. He was very knowledgeable of all cars and excelled in his career. During his free time, he spent many hours on the lake. He was passionate about the great outdoors and fishing. Many family members hold fond memories of being out on the boat with him, hoping to catch the big one. He was known for his delicious fried catfish.

Joe loved goofing around, and he could always make someone smile with his jokes and funny faces. He loved his time with his family and was especially proud of having three great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mattie Lynn Gilly, Katheryn Roberts, Mary Lou Traylor, Evelyn Hudgins, Frank Teer, Jr., Nelson Teer, and Ann Cranford.

He is survived by his sisters, Frances Sanders and Betty Miller. Also surviving him are the mother of his children, Paula Teer; his children, Bill, Pam (Jimmy), Jo Beth (Dale); grandchildren, Chris (Desiree), Kelly (Brock), Rachel (Jimmy), Cody, Frances, and Ivy; his great-grandchildren; former wife, Vicki Johnson and her children Karen, Susan, Darlene (Tanner), and Lisa; grandchildren, Ashley and Stephie; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.