Dennis Eugene Tedder
Dennis Eugene Tedder, 66, of Taylorsville, passed away on August 16, 2022, at his home.
Dennis was born on July 16, 1956, in Alexander County, to Bobby Tedder of Taylorsville and the late Pauline Tedder. He was of the Baptist faith. After high school, he joined the Navy and, after the Navy, he was a truck driver for most of his adult life. Dennis loved fishing and hiking, animals, and, most of all, he loved his family.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Wike; a nephew, Jason Caldwell; and a great-nephew, Cole Carson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Bobby Tedder; daughter, Maria Lackey and husband Avery of Hiddenite; a brother, Robert Tedder of Taylorsville; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Wike of Taylorsville. He had two grandchildren, Charlie Lackey and Seth Lackey. He is also survived by aunts, an uncle, and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., at Watts – Bumgarner Cemetery, 339 Boone Gap Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Pastor Eddie Jolly will officiate. There will be no formal visitation.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude, 2101 Rexford Rd #165W, Charlotte, NC 28211, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Tedder Family.
Hello Tedder family, I am saddened to see my Navy-buddy from 1976-1978 has passed away. Dennis & I were one of five Seabees laid off from the Navy back in 1978 in Sigonella, Sicily. President Carter budget could not support the Seabees overseas. Our Master Chief, Master-Chief-Law told us to take the lay off as we would not go up in rank. He was correct. So, the five Equipment Operators, all Seabees at the Sigonella, DPW left on the same day April 16, 1978, back to US and that was the last time I saw Dennis. I do remember Dennis with his blonde hair and yellow tinted glasses. I’m typing this today, 01/02/2023, as I just found this online searching other Navy Seabees. Sorry for your loss, I have never forgotten my Navy-buddy Dennis.
Kevin A. Spellman