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Memorial services for Lewis Teter, 89, of Pryor will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Stephens-Key Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 9 from 6-7 PM. Pastor Lorne Beck will officiate. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.
Lewis Leon Teter was born on May 23, 1927 in Cole Dist.36 of Mayes County to Lewis Leon Sr. and Opal (Rogers) Teter and he departed this life on November 6, 2016 at the age of 89 years, 5 months, and 14 days.
Lewis Teter grew up in Pryor until the age of sixteen and then moved to Illinois. He joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served until 1946, where he was stationed in China. He trained for the invasion of Japan and also spent time in Okinawa. Also in 1946 he married Geraldine Teter in Freeport, Illinois and she preceded him in death in 1983. Upon returning from the Navy he lived in Illinois until 1965 and then moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. On March 7, 1985 he married Joanna Morgan and they moved to Pryor and made their home. He was a self-employed baker for many years and later in his life he worked at Walmart.
Lewis was a member of several organizations and clubs; Elks, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Rotary Club of Mountain Home, AR. He was also a lifetime member and training counselor for the National Rifle Association, a lifetime member of the Twin Lakes Gun Club, and served on the Draft Board of Baxter County Arkansas. He was the first chairman and helped set up the Board of Assistance for the Odd Fellows Club in the state of Oklahoma.
He enjoyed fishing, competitive shooting, muzzle loading, cooking, woodworking and crafts. He also had a great interest in genealogy. He loved to volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at the Veterans Center in Muskogee. One of his most precious memories was participating in the Honor Flight of 2010.
He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Pryor.
He is survived by his wife, Joanna; four sons, Michael Teter of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Rev. Patrick Teter of Seneca, Missouri, Gary Littlefield and wife Paula of Pryor, and Billy Littlefield and wife Rita, of Pryor; one daughter, Lana Willis and husband Dwayne of Pryor; six grandchildren and spouses, Amy and Bobby Long of Broken Arrow, Brett and Kristen Littlefield of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Jamie and Casey Rapp of Grand Prairie, Texas, Sydney and Shaun Jones of Owasso, Cody and Alicia Willis of Collinsville, and Travis and Chrissy Willis of Adair; eight great grandchildren, Hannah, Carter, Dale, Clara, Ainsley, Cale, Noah, and Naomi; one sister Jo Anne Casey and husband Leonard of Claremore; one niece Teri Hill and husband Mike of Pryor; and one brother in law, Gerald Morgan of Salina.
He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Geraldine Teter.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Honor Flight Program or charity of your choice.
Published on November 7, 2016
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