William Joseph Teale III, a resident of Garland, Tex., died July 25, 2016 in Okmulgee at the age of 76. Bill was born April 4, 1940 in Galveston County, Tex., to William Joseph Teale Jr. and Georgia Pearl Kinser Teale.
He grew up in Texas and attended High School at Texas City, Texas. Following high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he faithfully served for over 20 years, including tours of duty in Viet Nam, before his retirement. Bill met the love of his life, Danita Sue White, and they were married March 22, 1967 in Yuma, Arizona. They remained happily married for 36 years until her death in 2003. Bill worked briefly in Sherman, Tex., for Texas Instruments. Bill returned to the Henryetta area and worked for approximately 20 years with the Schulter Public Schools System as a maintenance worker. He was an active member of the Henryetta Church of Christ,
Bill is preceded in death by his mother and father; a brother, Phillip Teale; an infant brother, Ricky D. Teale; and his wife, Danita.
He is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Rowe and husband James of Garland, Tex.; a daughter, Megan White and fiance Cody Gasaway of Okmulgee; a son, William J Teale, IV and wife Alisa of Fayetteville, NC; six grandchildren, Bailey Teale, Hannah Teale, and Samantha Teale, all of Fayetteville, NC, Trenton White, Milena White, and Waylon Gasaway of Okmulgee; by several nieces and nephews, other extended family, and many good friends.
Viewing will be held at Integrity Funeral Service Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 1 until 8 p.m.
A memorial service for Bill will be held Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Henryetta Church of Christ with Rex Walcher officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Salt Creek Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.