Dewey Leon Teague

Tuesday, May 5, 1931 - Sunday, February 21, 2021

A Man Loved By Everyone

Photo of Dewey Leon Teague  - 1931-2021

Clyde-  During the evening hours of Sunday, February 21, 2021  Dewey Leon Teague, age 89, was called to his Heavenly home by his Lord and Saviour. The room was filled with great peace and also the loving presence of his beloved wife, Louise, as he entered into his place of glory.

Leon was born May 5, 1931 to the late Melvin Teague and the late Ethel Jenkins Teague. He was a lifelong native of Haywood County and retired from Champion International Paper with 36 years of dedicated service. Mr. Teague was a devout Christian and was a member of Lake Junaluska First Baptist Church. Reading and studying his Bible was an important part of his life and he faithfully read the entire Bible each year. What a blessing to know Leon- he was a man with a kind and caring spirit and everyone that he knew or that became acquainted with him treasured his friendship. He enjoyed farming his land and his passion of restoring his 1941 Chevrolet truck brought him much joy. He and his lovely wife, Louise loved camping at Myrtle Beach during the summer season and these happy memories were treasured forever by both of them.  They also had spent time traveling all across the United States, visiting 49 states and also Canada.  Leon held great pride and love in his heart for all of his family and he will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, a wonderful father, grandfather, great –grandfather, a special brother, and a true friend. We rejoice and give thanks for his life and for what he has meant to so many throughout his lifetime.  

In addition to his parents, Mr. Teague was preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Gail Teague.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Louise Green Teague who together they shared 70 years of wonderful marriage; his sons, Michael Gene Teague and his wife, Catherine and Ronald Dean Teague and his wife, Susan; a sister, Doris Burnette; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two-step-great-grandchildren; and a multitude of friends.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of Autumn Care of Waynesville for their kindness and care provided to Mr. Teague.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Reverend David Trull will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Teague family.

Condolences from family and friends

Both Jackie and I express our sincere sympathy. Leon and Louise were friends of our parents and entire family. We love you all and so sorry for your loss but this is heavens gain.
Blanche Ray
We are so very sorry for your loss. It’s everyone’s loss really. Leon was always so kind and gentle, a complete gentleman. Kevin and I are sending so much love, and hugs to you all. If you ever need anything, never hesitate to let us know. We love you all ❤️❤️❤️
Kevin and Dalal Green
I knew Leon from working at the mill. I was 1 of the nurses. He was a true gentleman and a very caring person. May the Lord give you all blessed comfort.
Don & Norma Fisher
My condolences to Ms Louise and the family. The world has lost a wonderful person but heaven has gained a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Love and prayers.
Joyce Fuchs
I've known Leon all of my adult life.He trained me on my current job.He was caring and fun person. I consider him my mentor and friend.When I was in the hospital with cancer, he would come and visit, bringing me cheer and really caring.I will never forget him.
Jerry Cragg
We are so saddened by the loss of this kind man. Sending comfort and prayers for peace to his family.
Kevin and Sharon Coomes
Leon was my first cousin, and my memories of him are of a kind, caring, honest man. My condolences to Doris, Louise, and their families.
Margaret Doutt Foote
I’m so saddened by this news. Leon and Louise were always so sweet to me as I was growing up. My deepest condolences to all of the family and friends. I am however excited to know that he went to sleep on Earth but awakened in the presence of Jesus. I can’t wait to see him and others when God calls me. My prayers for comfort and strength are for our families as we miss him in this life.
Judy Green Penland cousin
He was my second dad. From the 1st grade until our family moved after the 7th grade, I spent more time in the Teague house than the parsonage . I got to see him in his prime as he would clip little pines down trying to ski on to shore at the lake or taking the motorcycle for a ride down the mountain.He taught me important things like “ Beans, Beans, good for the heart.. the more you eat the more you like’em!” I never saw him agitated or angry and I’m sure Ronnie and I probably gave him plenty of reasons as we ran through the house after he worked the night shift at Champion.Louise , I thank you both for being great friends to my parents. They loved and thought the world of you both. Ronnie, we were lucky. We had great parents that loved us and each other. He will always be a part of my heart and soul.
Tom Cox
We are so glad that we were fortunate enough to meet and speak with Mr Teague at Kari's and McKenzie's weddings. It was evident what a wonderful man he was and how much he loved his family. We are so sorry for your loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Dora Klaus