Tahlequah Daily Press

January 13, 2014

Burl Teague


TAHLEQUAH — Services for Burl Teague will be held on Monday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Charles Duvall officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 10 at Reed-Culver from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Interment will take place at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.reed culver.com.

Pallbearers for Burl include Mike Corn, Thomas Caldwell, John Norseworthy, and Kevin Smith. Honorary pallbearers include Dean Martin and Russell Nelson.z

Burl Teague was born on September 25, 1933 in Springdale, Ark., the son of William (Bill) and Dicie (Wilcutt) Teague. He grew up with three sisters and two brothers. On April 7, 1954, Burl attended Baggley High School in Tahlequah and enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country during the Korean Conflict. He served with pride in the 109th Tank Company until his honorable discharge at Fort Sill on April 6, 1956.

Burl returned to green country and began working for the City of Tahlequah Street Department. He married his wife, Virginia Griffin, on July 10, 1965. Whenever Burl wasn’t working, he enjoyed time spent tinkering on an engine, working on an old truck and basically being the backyard mechanic. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Tahlequah No. 35. He loved his children and was very proud of their accomplishments. He enjoyed being around people and often went the extra distance to help people whenever he could. Burl was a Christian by faith and attended the Holiness Church. The Lord called Burl to his heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Tulsa. Burl was 80 years old. Burl will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Burl is preceded in death by mother, Dicie; father, William; and his wife, Virginia in 2001.

Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters and one son, Eilein Teague of Oklahoma City, Deborah Teague of Fort Worth, Texas, Terri Hankins-Teague of Nashville, and Johnnie Teague of Fort Worth. Burl leaves three sisters and two brothers, Fannie Rogers of Tahlequah, Shirley Johnson, Mattie Flemming of Claremore, Roy Teague and Ray Teague. His legacy lives on in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.