Thomas Teer

Obituary of Thomas York Teer

Thomas York Teer, 84, died peacefully at home on May 27, 2019. 

   He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years - Evelyn Teer, his two brothers, William Teer and Walter Raney Teer and his granddaughter, Michele Teer.  Surviving are his brothers, Lemuel and Stanford, and sister, Lydia.  Thomas has three children, Michael, Kathy and Sarah, eight grandchildren - Rebecca, Amanda, Andrew, Jaime, Aaron, Kelly, Cory and Kara, two great-grandchildren - Triton and Kierest.  Thomas enjoyed occasional hunting, fishing and golf, but his first love was farming.He worked on the family farm his whole life; in the early days with his father, Charlie and Uncle Tom, his brothers William and Lemuel.  He continued with his son, Mike who eventually became a partner in the farm and until recently continued to operate the dairy.

   The family is grateful for all the devoted friends who visited during his prolonged illness.  Our deep appreciation to his caregivers from Providing Loving Care and service providers from UNC Hospice.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Medical Foundation of NC-UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1050.  Or online at

   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 3624 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 followed by visitation with the family in the Fellowship Hall.

   The Teer family is under the care of Walker's Funeral Home of Hillsborough.

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