November 6, 1910 – December 25, 2007
Bill W. Teague, 97, of Caldwell, went to his eternal joy and peace in the early hours of December 25, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Manor in Caldwell. Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell with burial following at Masonic Cemetery in Caldwell. A fellowship will follow the graveside services at Harmony Baptist Church, located on Hwy 36 S in Harmony, Texas.
Bill, born in Caldwell to Benjamin Ransom Teague and Ellen Broaddus, was proud of his heritage, the Teague ancestors having arrived in North America in the 1650s. His father was once a Burleson County interim sheriff, and his mother who passed away when Bill was seven years old, was the granddaughter of Andrew S. Broaddus, originally from Virginia and later a Texas legislator who served on the committee to locate the property for Texas A&M University.
Bill served in the Texas National Guard from 1933 until 1939 while working in a café in Caldwell. He moved to Houston, TX with his family during World War II where he worked at Brown Ship Building Company on the Houston Ship Channel. After the war, he was employed by Shell Chemical in Deer Park, TX, where he worked in plant maintenance for approximately 30 years, retiring in 1975 to the farm in Caldwell.
In October, 2000 after a short illness and with limited vision, he decided on his own to become a resident of St Joseph Manor. He fell in love with the staff, fellow residents, the facilities, food, care and conditions. He often told others how much he was satisfied with his life and how much he enjoyed his friends and local guests on dance days and the programs provided for entertainment. Bill has journeyed to a new Kingdom Mansion in our Lord and Savior’s presence to be completely filled with total joy through out eternity.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ethel Haddox Teague, in July 1993.
Survivors include his son, Sammie Ransom Teague of Caldwell, TX and his daughter by marriage, Kay Francis Whitley Teague of Caldwell; grandchildren, Tanya Rachael Teague Cooksey and husband David, Broken Arrow, OK; Mark Anthony Teague and wife Sharon, Sherman, TX; Renee Nicole Teague Doncov, Caldwell; David Charles Teague and wife Krystal, Wasilla, AK; Erika Morna Teague Stephens and husband Don, The Colony, TX; Shonda Teague Stevenson and husband Chris, Shreveport, LA; and great-grandchildren, Anthony David Cooksey, Jordan Teague, Rebecca Doncov, Whitley Stephens, Madalyn Teague, Michael Cooksey, Kailee Teague, Hannah Doncov, Alyssa Hudson, Timothy Ransom Stephens, Hudson Xiao Teague, Gracie Stevenson, Sophie Stevenson.