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James Harril Teel
James H. Teel, 88, of Cumby, passed away at Christus Health Center of Sulphur Springs, Tx. on March 14, 2022, with his family by his side. James was born in Commerce, Tx. on April 25, 1933, the son of Johnnie Jefferson Teel and Beettress Lillian Temple Teel. James worked as a Production Superintendent at E-Systems and retired after serving there for 34 years. He was a member of the Oddfellow Lodge #234 (a past Grand Noble), a 32nd degree Mason, member of Lodge #439 in Commerce, a member of Scottish Rites in Dallas, and the Hella Temple in Rowlett. James was also a member of the Lions Club and served as Mayor of Commerce for 2 terms.
James is survived by his wife Geneva, sons: Tommy M. Roy (Catherine), Don Ray Roy (Linda), James "Tooter" Teel (Jerre), step children: Scott Lynch and Dana Hawkins, grandchildren: Stephanie Froelich, Robert Roy, Michel Roy, James Roy, Jennifer Teel, Micah Teel, Paul Garza, Daniel Garza, and David Lynch. He is also survived by 24 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a sister Mildred Brown (James). Those who preceded him in death include his parents, step daughter Greta Lynch, first wife, Goldie, brothers: Willie G. Teel and Johnnie Joseph "J.J." Teel, and a sister Beulah Wheatley.
Funeral Services for Mr. Teel will be held on Friday March 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Jones-Walker Funeral Chapel in Commerce, Texas with Brother Terry Holley officiating. Visitation will occur one hour prior to the service at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in the Rosemound Cemetery with the grandchildren serving as pallbearers and the Oddfellows performing the graveside services.
A candle was lit in memory of James Teel
John Beaber Mar 19 2022 1:50 PM
We just learn of Jame's passing and service. We send our condolence to the family.
MARNA & JOHNNY MARTINEZ Mar 18 2022 7:42 PM
James is already greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I am praying for each of you. God Bless.
Lauren Lattig Mar 18 2022 5:08 PM
Rest in paradise Mr.Teel.. You will be missed by so many.
Todd Brown Mar 18 2022 3:38 PM
He will be deeply missed. Mr. Teel was such a great man whom I've known since I was 4 years old. My dad and I lived in his house when I was little. He loved watching his cattle and driving his tractor. That is the most perfect photo of him and his tractor. I was so happy when my dad leased his place when Mr Teel sold all his cattle. I loved seeing him and his wife sitting on the porch watching the cattle in the evenings when dad would go check the cows. He was such a great man, with a huge heart! I'm going to miss him so much. I looked up to him like a grandpa. I always enjoy talking with him. Sending prayers to All his family.
Heather Giles-Weatherbee Mar 16 2022 9:53 PM
You will be missed greatly Brother James
Troy Pennington Mar 16 2022 2:05 PM
James was not only my Grand Master but a true friend & calming force in my life. He was a true Odd Fellow living his life in Friendship, Love & Truth.
You were & are:
The light of the World. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14 & 16.
May your light shine in our hearts until we meet again.
My love goes out to you Geneva, your sons, & extended family.
Dorothy B. Dare. Past President, Rebekah Assembly of Texas
Dorothy B. Dare Mar 16 2022 11:41 AM
I admired James so much
He was truly a good man.
Judie Hanson Grau Mar 16 2022 10:59 AM
Mr and mrs James Andrew Vrien
Sister millie h Mar 16 2022 5:50 AM
He was a good brother. His greatest kick he got out of teasing me which was everytime he saw me. If I close my eyes I can hear him laughing out loud. He was so much fun ti be around. That goes for all the fun we five siblings use to have when we all got together. My sweet nephew James Michael told me that when all the siblings got together he would set back in a chair and just watch and laugh as ti him we really put on a show. The teasing that went on was hysterical. Now I am the only one younger sister left as James would refer to me as the baby sister if introducing me. Now who is going to tease me . My many memories of my siblings will tease me in my many many lovesble memories they were all good to me . As we all agreed there was not a bad lemon in the bunch.
Mrs James (.Millie ) Brown Mar 15 2022 7:16 PM