John D. Teague

b. 18 July 1925, d. 24 August 2012

J D Teague, 1925-2012
  • John D. Teague was born on 18 July 1925 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas.
  • He was known as J. D.
  • Floyd Preston Teague and Trania Mae Cooper appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Chandler, Henderson County, Texas. Other members of the household included John D. Teague.
  • Floyd Preston Teague and Trania Mae Cooper appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included John D. Teague. The family was also living in Montgomery in 1935.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Floyd Preston Teague on 12 April 1950 at Freestone Cooperative Hospital in Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Trania Mae Cooper on 8 August 1973 at Rusk Nursing Home in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas.
  • John D. Teague died on 24 August 2012 at age 87 in Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Sardis-Edgefield Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 30 August 2012 in The Fairfield Recorder: J. D. Teague, 87, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, August 24, at his residence. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Interment followed at Sardis-Edgefield Cemetery near Rusk. Visitation was held on Sunday, August 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
         Mr. Teague was born July 18, 1925 in Richards, Texas in Grimes County to parents Floyd Preston and Trania Cooper Teague. He was a graduate of Fairfield High School and attended Alvin Junior College, Brazosport College and Ahrens School of Real Estate. He held an Industrial Development Certificate, an Emergency Management Certificate and an Intermediate Reserve Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
         He spent seven and a half years as an engineer with the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Twenty-seven years with Dow Chemical USA, Texas Division in sales service. Four and a half years in real estate. One year as Administrative Assistant for the City of Burnet, Texas; one year as City Manager of Overton, Texas; six years as City Manager of Caldwell, Texas; four years as City Administrator for Fairfield; one and a half years as City Administrator for Teague; four years on the Fairfield City Council and two years as Mayor Pro-Tem; one and a half years as Management Consultant for the City of Emhouse, Texas.
         Mr. Teague was President of Brotherhood of the First Baptist Church of Alvin, TX for one year; Vice President of Brotherhood of Gulf Coast Baptist Association for one year; President of Brotherhood of Gulf Coast Baptist Association for fourteen years; President of Brotherhood of District IV for two years; Director of Brotherhood of Gulf Coast Baptist Association for two years; Director Brotherhood of Burnet- Llano Baptist Association for three years; Director of Region Ten Baptist Men for two years; Director of Region Eight Baptist Brotherhood for six years; Vice Chairman of Development Council and Chairman of Public Relations Committee of Mexican Baptist Bible Institute of San Antonio for two years; Director Highland Lakes Tourist Association for three years; member of Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association for three years; served on the Executive Board of Texas Baptist Men for eight years; Executive Committee for four years and as Secretary for two years. He also served three years on Royal Ambassador Committee for Texas Baptist Men. Worked several years with young people in Sunday School and Training Union; Chairman of Video Committee for First Baptist Church of Caldwell for three years.
         He was one of two hundred men from the United States invited by Billy Graham in 1961 to participate in a Layman's Institute in Miami, Florida. He founded and served as Assistant Director and one year as Director of Brazoria County Juvenile Court Volunteers to work with young people on probation. He served on CETA Planning Council, CETA Youth Committee and EMS Committee for East Texas Council of Governments.
         Teague was a member of Burleson County Fair Association for four years and served as President for two years; Emergency Management Coordinator for Caldwell, Burleson County, for five years; Member of Lions Club of Caldwell for two years, Member of Board of Directors of Central Texas Economic Development District for four years.
         He was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary/Treasurer of Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation; Member of Congressman Joe Barton's Freestone County Advisory Committee; a member of Trinity Valley Community College Vocational Advisory Committee. Member of HOT-COG 9-1-1 Committee and Freestone County 9-1-1 Coordinator.
         He was also a member of the Freestone County Historical Commission and Trustee and Treasurer of the former Cornerstone Baptist Church, and former circulation manager of the Freestone County Times. He was a current member and greeter of Calvary Baptist Church.
         Mr. Teague was known for his love of horses, amateur photography and his study of genealogy.
         Left to cherish his memory is his wife Joyce; a son, John P. Teague and wife Muriel; granddaughter, Twyla Moyer and greatgranddaughters, Avril and Kari; a great-grandson, Kai; a daughter, Jeanne Brown and husband Porter; grandsons P. J. and Jeremiah; a granddaughter, Regina Knight and husband Steve; a greatgrandson, Morgen; a daughter, Judy Brooks and husband Wilson; grandson, Nathan Crenshaw and wife Monica; great-granddaughters, Davis and Frankie; grandson, Austin Crenshaw.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2013