HJ707: Celebrating the life of Joseph William Teague, Sr.


Offered February 2, 2021
Celebrating the life of Joseph William Teague, Sr.
Patrons-- Hudson; Senator: Deeds

WHEREAS, Joseph William Teague, Sr., of Charlottesville died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 83; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague proudly served his country as a cryptographer with the United States Army in Korea; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague and his wife, Mary Jayne, moved to Charlottesville in 1964 to manage the Preddy Funeral Home, which led to him founding Teague Funeral Service; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague served in many professional leadership roles, including president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and the National Funeral Directors Association Board of Governors, representing Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and the District of Columbia; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague served as chair or president of many local organizations, including the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, United Way of Greater Charlottesville, Kiwanis Club, American Heart Association, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon emeritus; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jayne; his children, Joseph William Teague, Jr., and Cynthia Teague Pistulka, and their families; his sisters, Peggy Bolling, Nancy Washburn, and Bobbi Teague; and numerous other family members and friends; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Teague will be fondly remembered by his family members and friends and by the many people whose lives were touched by his commitment to service; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Joseph William Teague, Sr.; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Joseph William Teague, Sr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.