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.