John Teems

Hamilton County

John Wilkey Teems, 93, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.A longtime resident of Hamilton County, Mr. Teems was retired from Chattanooga Yacht Club after 25 years and formerly employed with Chris Craft for 22 years.He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amy Teems.Survivors are his wife of 69 years, Irene Teems; daughter, Pamela Clark, Rossville; son, Woody (Nora) Teems, East Ridge; sister, Betty Brown, Valley Head, Ala.; four grandchildren, Bryan Teems, Danita Weaver, Kathy Mercer and Carrie Williams; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with Rev. Michael Turner officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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