Edward Neil Teeters
July 14, 1945 – June 28, 2020
Edward Neil Teeters, age 74, entered into Heaven on June 28, 2020. In more recent years, he lived in McCaysville, GA and LaBelle, FL. For the past 2 ½ years, he has resided at the State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, FL.
Ed was born in Portland, Indiana to the late John and Dorothy Teeters on July 14, 1945. His family moved to Ohio when he was a baby. He graduated from Clear Fork High School in Bellville, Ohio in 1964 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, CA in 1976. From 1969-1972, he worked at the Nevada Test Site in cooling and refrigeration. He then served as an ordained minister in churches throughout several states for many years, including active participation in Prison Ministry. His final occupation was as a maintenance director and educator at Three Springs, an in-home school for at-risk boys in Blue Ridge, GA. Following Ed’s ordination through the Assemblies of God, he began his pastoral leadership at Calvary Assembly of God in Ely, NV. He later accepted a church invitation from Full Gospel Assembly in Brewster, KS. After his tenures in Kansas he moved to Central Assembly of God in Waterloo, IA. His final pastorship was pioneering Love and Grace Fellowship in Homestead, FL.
Ed served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968. In Vietnam, he was a refrigeration and air conditioner mechanic and made liquid oxygen for aircraft and hospitals. He served at the Tan Son Nhut Air Base during the Tet Offensive, the biggest battle of the war. During his military career, Ed was promoted five times, earning seven decorations, including the Air Force Accommodation medal. At the end of his service, he earned an honorable discharge and was promoted to Staff Sargent.
Ed’s life will forever be cherished in the hearts and memories of his family. He is survived by his wife Suzan Teeters of Labelle, FL; his four children Michelle Housley of DeLand, FL; Brenna Laws (Scott) of Myrtle Beach, SC; David of Cape Coral, FL; and Paul (Jacqueline) of Livingston, TX. Step sons Luke Gonser of Ft. Myers, FL and Joel Gonser (Tanja) of Lehigh Acres, FL. Brother Thomas (Dorit) of Boone, NC; brother Kenneth (Nancy) of Mt. Charleston, NV; sister Vera Sanders of Franklin, NC; sister Marilyn Ally of McCaysville, GA; and sister Virginia Shelton of Mansfield, OH; brother Phillip and brothers in law Ralph Giffin and James Sanders preceded Ed in death. Five grandchildren Natalie Workman (Mike); Colten Housley; Luke Housley (Brittany); Ethan Housley; and Chase Teeters. Six step grandchildren Alex Conrad; Kimberly Homrich; Jocelyn Gonser; Chloe Duke; Kinsley Duke; Jace Duke and two great grandchildren Scarlett Workman and Madelyn Housley. Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews will also greatly miss Ed.
Ed enjoyed being with his family, woodworking, home remodeling, traveling, collecting antique clocks, growing fruit trees and attending auctions in McCaysville, GA. There, he was active at Midway Baptist Church where he regularly played his 12 string guitar during Praise and Worship, and occasionally helped preach. He had a great appreciation for antique tractors, particularly Allis Chalmers.
A private funeral will be held at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel; 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 with a military burial with honors to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to Midway Baptist Church, PO Box 594, McCaysville, GA 30555. Please visit www.kayspongerpc.com to leave messages or condolences to the Teeters family.
Visitation and Funeral Service will be at the Punta Gorda Chapel, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Edward Neil Teeters
Rev Steven Eastman
July 4, 2020
He was a great Pastor Friend. We were friends since 1980. We never forgot each other. I spoke to him on the phone about a week before his passing. Heaven is even more inviting with him there. So long my friend and give Jesus a hug for me.
July 2, 2020
I always enjoyed spending; time with Ed And Sue whenever they came to SC to visit his beautiful daughter Brenna who is married to my son Scott. You could always feel the happiness and love abound.
He will be sorely missed by all that knew him,but he is at his Heavenly reward, loving on all who have gone before. Peace in Christ forever ✝️
July 1, 2020
I am a nurse at DTJ, over his stay here in his final home I am left with many warm and fuzzy memories. With that said I also have some fun, stubborn and hard headed memories as well. Ed was the type of man that made his own decisions, no matter the cost. He was difficult and hard headed but there was another side that he shared with some of the staff also. I was one such staff member. Ed was intelligent and had so many memories of his life while he was able to live it more. He shared his stories of his service, his love for his wife and all of his children. He was so proud of who they turned out to be. He loved being a jokester and laughing. His laugh was hardy! He could be rough and gentle. Most of all my memory is that my personality has a loud voice. One time he yells out of his room "KEEP IT DOWN"! I knocked on his door and asked to come in, when he say it was me he stated "Oh hell, it's you, never mind you don't know how to be quiet" We laughed and joked about being from up north and how we are a loud group. He opened his heart to me and I will never forget that you as his family shared his life with us. Thank you for the opportunity to care and love your husband and father. Sorry he was taken too soon. Prays and Love to you all.
Steve and Paulette Hughes
June 30, 2020
Our prayers for Sue and all the family, May Gods amazing grace give you peace now that Brother Ed has entered Heavens Gates. Ed was a caring person and always had a kind word. We have missed Ed and Sue at Midway Baptist Church, since they moved back to Florida...God Bless you all!
June 30, 2020
I always enjoyed playing music with Ed when we got together. He made the trip to Ohio for our Bean Supper, a few times and got to see some of the Sanders side of the family. Prayers for the family.