Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 14, 2012 11:29 am EST


DANVILLE — James D. Teeter, 72, of Danville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born March 15, 1939, to Floy (Coss) and Ralph Teeter. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. On June 19, 1976, he was married to Shirley Rice. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 95 and the Moose Lodge 2555 in Mount Vernon, and retired after 16 years with the City of Mount Vernon Water/Wastewater Department. His interests included playing guitar, singing and painting. He also enjoyed traveling and family time.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a brother, Larry Teeter; a sister, Martha Levengood; his children, Julie Davison, Lesa (Jesse Zickefoose) Elliott, Richard (Mary) Drake and Robert (Lisa) Stribling; his grandchildren, Helena Parks, Sly Hartley, Chris Drake, Cameron Drake, Candy Thorpe, Keith Drake, Kane Elliott and Hollie Elliott; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, James D. Teeter; and his parents, Ralph Teeter and Floy Balcom.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Danville Church of Christ on Danville-Jelloway Road. Matt McManaway will officiate. Burial, with military rites from the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Workman Cemetery in Danville. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Visit

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