Obituary of John Spurgeon Teal
John Spurgeon Teal, 65, resident of Gaston, husband of Frances Marie Gaskin Teal, passed away on March 7, 2023, at Lexington Medical Center.
Born in Chesterfield, South Carolina, John was a son of the late James Ernest and Margaret Paulene Campbell Teal. He was a 1976 graduate of Chesterfield High School and the South Carolina Police Academy. John was employed as a correctional officer with the South Carolina Department of Corrections where he retired.
John cared deeply about his community where he served as a member of the Jaycees for many years. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching college football, especially his belove Carolina Gamecocks, WWE professional wrestling and NASCAR. John also loved the outdoors and a good day fishing or spending time creating unique wood burned crafts. He loved animals, his family said he would care for any that wandered up to his home. John attended Zoar United Methodist Church for many years.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by a daughter, Heather Lomax and husband Jon of Charleston; a brother, James M. Teal of Wallace; a sister, Catherine Stafford and husband Smokey of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Michael Gaskin of Columbia. He also leaves behind his belove fur babies which he considered his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a sister, Harriett Davis and a sister-in-law, Bessie Teal.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Plans will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home.
For those desiring to make memorials, the family suggest they be made to Fresenius Kidney Care and Dialysis, 5301 US-321, Gaston, SC 29053.
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the Teal family with arrangements.