- [S76] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume III, 1974-1986, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 22 Sep 1974.
Earl Westley McClure obituary
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Glen R Teaster
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Civil District 11, Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1935
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Woodrow D Teaster Head Male 27 Tennessee
Myrta L Teaster Wife Female 24 Tennessee
Altha L Teaster Daughter Female 7 Tennessee
Shirley B Teaster Son Male 6 Tennessee
Glen R Teaster Son Male 5 Tennessee
Marytt W Teaster Son Male 2 Tennessee
Margret J Noland Lodger Female 20 Tennessee
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 16 Sep 2008.
Glenn Ray Teaster
September 06, 1935 - September 16, 2008
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee
Resided In: Sevierville, Tennessee
Visitation: September 19, 2008
Service: September 20, 2008
Cemetery: Shiloh Cemetery, Pigeon Forge
Glenn Ray Teaster, age 73 of Sevierville, passed Tuesday, September 16, 2008.
Mr. Teaster was a member of First Baptist Church of Wears Valley and retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He served nineteen months in Germany while in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed camping but his favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Teaster was preceded in death by his father Woodrow Teaster and brother Merritt Teaster.
Wife of 48 years: Earlene Teaster
Sons and daughters-in-law: Steve and Liane Teaster, Phil and Denise Teaster
Grandchildren: Wesley, Whitney, Rebekah, Elizabeth and Sarah Teaster
Mother: Myrtle Teaster
Brother and sister-in-law: Shirley and Mary Alice Teaster
Sisters and brothers-in-law: Altha and Kenneth Williams, Janie and Arthur Davis, Marjorie and Eddie McCarter, Ruby and Mayford Effler
Sister-in-law: Lila Teaster
Several nieces and nephews
Many special friends including the Wears Valley morning coffee crew
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to benefit the Sevier County Relay for Life - American Cancer Society, c/o Teri Newman, 3629 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 or American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.
Funeral service 2 PM Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. John Troutman, Rev. W. W. Cope and Rev. Larry Teaster officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 19 Sep 2008.
Forge Manager's husband dies
By DEREK HODGES
MARYVILLE - City staffers and local residents are mourning the death of Glenn Teaster, a long-time resident of the Wears Valley area and husband of Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster.
Glenn Teaster, 73, died early Tuesday evening at Blount Memorial Hospital after a stay of several weeks in various health care facilities.
City Hall employees were in shock Wednesday as they dealt with the death of a man who had befriended many of them.
"He was a very compassionate, caring fellow," Mable Ellis said. "He was very much a family man; he absolutely loves his family. He was just a good man."
Ellis and fellow staffer Penny Whetstone both visited Earlene Teaster Tuesday evening.
"She's holding up fairly well," Ellis said. "She's a very strong lady. She had her moments when she let her emotions show, but I think she's trying to be strong for her family."
Whetstone agreed Earlene Teaster seemed to be doing well considering the circumstances. Whetstone said she learned a lot about Glenn Teaster on camping trips with him and his wife.
"He loved to go camping," Whetstone said. "He loved to be out with his family and his grandkids. He was so devoted to them and to Earlene."
Glenn and Earlene Teaster, who has served as city manager in Pigeon Forge for 27 years, were married for nearly five decades and had two sons, Steve and Phil, who gave them five grandchildren.
Teaster retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and was a member of Wears Valley First Baptist Church.
He was originally admitted to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor discovered on one lung. Having previously battled the disease, Teaster came through the surgery well but struggled with complications for weeks. He later was diagnosed with pneumonia, a common side effect of surgery on the lungs.
Friends said his condition seemed to improve since admission to Blount Memorial. However, as he was being transported from one room to another for a scan, Teaster apparently developed a problem and died a short time later.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.