Joseph William Teague
retired funeral director and founder, Teague Funeral Service, Charlottesville, Virginia, died May 15, 2020, at age 83. Teague proudly served his country in Korea as a cryptographer in the U.S. Army.
He managed Preddy Funeral Home in Charlottesville, which led to the founding of Teague Funeral Service. His professional leadership roles included president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and member of the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Virginia Health Regulatory Board and the NFDA Board of Governors representing Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Teague also served as chair or president of many organizations, including Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, United Way, Kiwanis, Senior Center, American Heart Association and Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was honored by the community with many awards, including Jaycees Outstanding Young Man, Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope, Kiwanian Walter Zeller and Paul Goodloe McIntyre awards.
He is survived by wife Mary Jayne, son Joseph William Jr., daughter Cynthia, three grandchildren and sisters Peggy, Nancy and Bobbi.