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Carmichael - Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory

135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Dr. David Lamar Teasley, PhD

May 15, 1953June 7, 2020
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Dr. David Lamar Teasley, PhD, was born May 15, 1953 to Harry and Pearl Teasley at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. David passed away on June 7, 2020.

At an early age, he attended and was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church in Riverdale, Georgia. His favorite pastimes, were reading, listening to classical music, hiking woodland trails, and visiting gardens with family and friends.

During his lifetime, David was a constant help to his family and friends in the ways of mentoring, encouraging and listening to them. His motto was “keep it simple” and he felt that “learning should be free.”

He graduated from North Clayton Senior High School with the Joint Enrollment Program as a freshman from 1970-1971 attending college his senior year at Georgia State University (9/1970 to 3/1973) earning his Bachelor of Arts. He then attended the University of Georgia (9/1975 to 3/1979) where he earned his Masters. He went on to attend Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (9/1979 to 5/1986) where he earned his Ph.D. His studies were European History.

In 1985 he became a Professor at Georgetown University with the Continuing Education Department teaching course on Tudor English. In 1986 he taught European History at George Mason University in Virginia. David traveled much of Europe and his favorite trip was to Greece to the ruins of the Oracle of Delphi.

In 1988 David worked with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. as a Research Analyst. Presentations he prepared to Committees Juvenile Justice to the House Judiciary Committee Master files for the Library Services Division.

In 1990 he was promoted to Senior Research Analyst from the Government Division transferring into Education and Public Welfare. David received much praise from the Congressmen who requested Vital Public Welfare information that he researched for them.

In September, 2001 David took a medical retirement after initially falling ill with Supraglottitis, a usually fatal respiratory obstruction. He later suffered complications with organ failure and underwent many surgeries. Eventually, David began dialysis due to subsequent kidney failure.

David is survived by his brothers; Harry C. Teasley, III and George C. Teasley (Riverdale); his sisters; Susan C. Fronebarger (Newnan), Annette Mann (Douglasville), and Diana L. Teasley (Riverdale); nieces, Tracy Albright (Williamson), Teresa Collins (Newnan), and Windy Weems (Lithia Springs); nephews, John Fronebarger (Newnan), Justin Fronebarger (Deceased) spouse, Sandy (Newnan), Jerry Weems (Deceased) spouse, Leah (Newnan) and Tom & Shelly Garmon (St. Charles, MN); great nieces, Anna & Stephen Hightower (Meansville), Jennifer and Chris Cofield (Newnan) Evie Fronebarger (Newnan), and Zoey Fronebarger (Newnan), Nora Fronebarger (Newnan), Jessica & Sam Hair (Douglasville), and Amanda & Johnny Shealey (Douglasville); great-nephews, Stephen Albright & his fiancé, Kristin (Stockbridge), Jerry & Lindsey Albright (Copper Hill, TN), Jason & Jessica Collins (Newnan), Aiden Fronebarger (Newnan), Keegan Fronebarger (Newnan), and Gavin Fronebarger (Newnan), Daniel Fronebarger (Newnan), Noah Fronebarger (Newnan); great-great nieces, Caroline Albright (Copperhill, TN), Kadie Hightower (Meansville), Aubrey Collins (Newnan), Sarah Hair (Douglasville) and Harlee Shealey (Douglasville); great-great nephews, Karson Hightower (Meansville), Landon Cofield (Newnan), Jaytee Cofield (Newnan), Luke Cofield (Newnan), and Alex Collines (Newnan); aunts, Judy Stephens (College Park) & Tina Sharpe-Hansen-Bornstein (Stone Mountain); numerous extended family members; friends; and colleagues.

David always felt there was “Hope for the future with Faith, Love and Charity”. He believed that it was important “to think of others first and then your life would be full.” And he often asked “God to grant him guidance and strength.”

Funeral Services at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City, Georgia, June 13, 2020 at 12:00pm. Visitation from 10:00am -12:00pm. Burial at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, Georgia, June 13, 2020 at 2:30pm.

A condolence letter written to David’s sister Diana on June 9, 2020, after his passing summarizes years of events and reads as follows:

We were so very sorry to hear from you yesterday that David passed. Of course, we know that he had suffered and struggled for quite some time. But his determination always had us rooting for him. He was an inspiration to us both… We send our sincerest condolences to you and all of your family. --Much Sympathy, Amy and Michael Bartscherer.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Burial To Follow

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

Memories

Dr. David Lamar Teasley, PhD

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Bobbi Jenkins

June 13, 2020

Dear Diana:
Peace and Love, In Him to you, your family and friends.
Sunday, two weeks ago you and David were outside on your side patio walkway in the late afternoon working on a special project. I was returning home after a neighborhood walk. From our front sidewalk David and I instantly connected and exchanged two "hearty" waves!! Instantly there was an exchange of friendship and love that filled my heart with joy and sunshine. We are Praising Him, Forever, with Ten Thousand Thank Yous, and More for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord and the Blessings of our Friends, David and Diana. You are close to our hearts and in our prayers. We LOVE You!!! To HIM be Praise and Glory, with You, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and Forever. Amen. Peace be with You, Bobbi and Larry

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