Mr. Tegarden was a WWII and Korean Conflict veteran. He was an avid fan of Vandy football, basketball, and any other sport played at Vanderbilt University. Mr. Tegarden enjoyed spending time in the outdoors golfing, hunting, fishing and bird watching. He spent time with his family traveling and especially loved Savannah, Hilton Head, St. Augustine and Cook Island. He loved learning and teaching others about genealogy, astrology, gemology and history. In his spare time he enjoyed playing harmonica and guitar.
Mr. Tegarden is preceded in death by his parents, L. Max and Allene Duffer Tegarden.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Massey Tegarden of Winchester; children, Linda (William) Harper of Old Hickory, TN, Terry (Gary) O’Connor of Coral Springs, FL, Carol (Donnie) Gray of Franklin, TN and Tom (Sharon) Tegarden of Mt. Juliet, TN; grandchildren, Colin, Angie, Scott, Katie, Nikki, Chris, Brooke, Lacy, Taylor and Max; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Emilee, Bryce, Rufus and Taryn; brother, Fred (Catherine) Tegarden of Cincinnati, OH; lifelong four legged companions, Stonewall, Sophie, Sadie and Samson.
Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Green Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be Friday, September 28, 2012 from 5-8pm and one hour prior to service at Watson-North Funeral Home.
Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.