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William Teilmann, Sr.

• May 22, 2019 at 3:47 PM

William Teilmann, Sr., 92, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living.

Bill was originally from Johnson City, TN. Born May 9, 1927 to Gunnar and Anita Teilmann. He was a Naval Veteran and served in WWII. After returning, he worked with his father and sister: Anna Marie Shanks, running Teilmann’s Florist and Greenhouses. He served as President of the East TN Florist Association. He was a member of Johnson City Civitan Club, and was a scout leader for the Boyscouts. He was a graduate of the University of IL, and a member of Asbury UM Church.

After moving to Greeneville, he worked for the Park Service, where he retired from. He then began carving and became a member of the Evergreen Wood Carvers Club, where he won many awards for his carvings.

Bill and Jean had 3 children: Bill, Jr. and his wife: Christie and their son: Cody, Nita and her husband: Bobby Crum and their son: Matt, Julia and her husband: Eugene Smith; great-granddaughter: Aria Teilmann.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Jean.

He was a wonderful husband and the greatest father three children could have ever wanted. He will be missed by many as he takes his place in Heaven beside his wife: Jean.

The family would like to offer a very special thanks to Brookdale staff and the wonderful people at Caris, especially Lydia Couch, August Rutledge, and Jennifer Smith.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5-7PM at Jeffers Funeral Service Downtown. The funeral service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. The Greene County Honor Guard will conduct a military graveside service Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:30AM at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Friends and family are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:00AM to go in procession to the service. Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com  Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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