Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. Jack Preston “J.P.” Teal, 81, passed away Tuesday December 31, 2019 at his home. He was a native of Coffee County and was born on October 21, 1938 to the late Lank and Jessie Crosslin Teal in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Frances and Doris Teal; brothers, Vernon Deloy, Bartley Harris and Donald Teal.
He retired from Carrier after 30 years. He was a member of the Noah’s Fork Baptist Church for many years. He loved raising and showing baby colts. He was a golfer and loved telling jokes to everyone he came in contact with.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carlene Green Teal; sons, Jack Jr. and wife, Phyllis, and Vernon and wife, Linda Teal; daughters, Brenda Watson, Wanda Dykes, Connie Taylor and Kelly Rogers; special grandson, Wesley Rogers who was like a son; sister, Betty Metcalf; grandchildren, Donald Teal, Bridgett Rosson, Tara Walker, Jennifer Teal, Jenny Coyle. Nicki Caudill, Dustin Taylor and Hannah Teal; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Elder Timothy Hastings officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his honor.
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