Funeral services for L. E. “Bill” Teel, 92, of Canton, Texas were held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Eubank Funeral Home, Canton with Tom Moore and Bro. David Bell officiating.
Loyal Edwin Teel passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2022, in Grand Saline. Mr. Teel was born June 25, 1929, in Canton, to Archie and Trudy Teel. While his mother would call him “Loyal Edwin”, when the teacher asked his name on the first day of school, he said “Bill”. He has been known as Bill Teel ever since.
Mr. Teel grew up in the Teel Community west of Canton and attended Canton High School, where he was quarterback of the football team. He graduated in 1947. He married his beloved, Katherine Clemments of Myrtle Springs, on Nov. 5, 1949. The couple were married 58 years at the time of Katherine’s passing. They had two sons and a daughter. Mr. Teel’s career was as a sheet metal mechanic and superintendent with Ace Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas. His hobby was building, and over the years he built or renovated several houses. He was such a proficient builder, the water company told him to slow down, he was outrunning the water supply! Mr. Teel was a member of the Teel Church of Christ in Canton.
Bill is survived by his son, Larry Teel and wife, Lisa of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son, Mark Teel and wife, Theresa of Springfield, Missouri; daughter, Kathy Moore and husband, Tom of Canton, niece, Vicki Lockwood and husband, Ralph of Canton; 13 grandchildren, Ashley McGuffy, Kelly Noble, Cameron Davis, Samantha Teel, Christian Teel, Harrison Teel, Mark Teel II, Jon Besherse, Amanda Watkins, Kevin Teel, Kristi Patterson, Abby Henderson and Katy Moore and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Katherine Teel; grandson, Barton Moore and sister, Eloise Emory.