Edward “Murl” Teeters, 92, passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a lifelong resident of Trafalgar.
Murl was born March 12, 1924, in Johnson County, to the late William Lonnie and Katie (Tresslar) Teeters.
He was a 1942 graduate of Trafalgar High School.
Murl married Lois A. (Utterback) Teeters on Nov. 16, 1945, in Trafalgar. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2010, after 64 loving years of marriage.
Murl retired in 1985 as the manager of supervision for Dow Chemical Co. in Indianapolis after 42 years of service. He was instrumental in helping start the Trafalgar Volunteer Fire Department and became a charter member in 1952 and remained a member on the fire department until 1982.
Murl was a 50-year member of the Trafalgar Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was also a member of the Raleigh Sam’s Camping Club and enjoyed camping and fishing with his wife, Lois.
Murl was known as the “Junkman.” He could recycle anything and always found some use out of something for someone. Murl was also known for his bountiful vegetable garden and gave most of his vegetables away to family, friends and those in need. He was a loyal supporter of his grandchildren’s sporting events and a fan of Indian Creek basketball.
He is survived by his children, Evelyn M. (Thomas) Leohr of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Russell W. (Ann) Teeters of Trafalgar; siblings, Alberta Farr of Edinburgh and Delbert (Nancy) Teeters of Trafalgar; grandchildren, Eric and Adam Teeters, Cathy Goddard and Cindy Cheney; great-grandchildren, Sara, Alyson and Nicole Goddard, Joshua and Thomas Oliver, Michael and Mathew Cheney; and great-great grandchildren, Jayson, Adrianna, Cailey and Tommy Oliver.
Murl was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katherine Teeters, and siblings, Elmer “Burl,” Leroy and Leslie Teeters.
The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Teeters family at www.meredith-clark.com.