5/30/12 — Billy Michael Teters

Billy Michael Teters, age 57 of the Capital Hill Community, passed away at his home Saturday May 26, 2012.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he made his home in Decherd most of his life.  He was a 1973 graduate of Franklin County High School.  Following high school he proudly served his country in the United State Marine Corps. during  the Vietnam era.  For many years following his active military duty he continued to be of service and support to fellow veterans of all wars through his affiliation with the VFW Post 1893, where he served as Senior Vice Commander and later as Commander.

A welder by trade, he will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted father, an avid fan of UT Football, and NASCAR racing.  He enjoyed fishing and sharing good times with his friends.

Mr. Teters is preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Inez Hill Teters, grandparents, Elmer and Hollie Teters; aunts, Pauline Johnson and Louise Johnson; uncles, Alfred Teters and Bernice Teters.

He is survived by his daughter Stacy (James) Mengersen of Manchester; father, B.J. Teters of Decherd; brother, Ron Teters of Georgia; aunt, Carol (Joe Ed) Barnes of Decherd; cousins, Cindy (Alan) Beaulieu and Shawna (Greg) Brockman of Decherd; nieces Amy Campbell of Chapel Hill and Brandie (Le Roy) Turner of Pulaski; nephew, Jacob Teters of South Carolina.

The funeral service will conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 30, 2012.

Interment will follow at Gun Creek Cemetery with full military honors.  The Freedom Riders will be serving as honor escort.

Active pallbearers will be James Mengersen, James Thompson, Alan Beaulieu, Greg Brockman, Christopher Beaulieu, “Jap”, and Dave Uselton.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home.

Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.