Merle Joy Teer, 93, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Veteran’s Home in Cameron, Missouri. Merle was born in Hugo, Missouri on February 20, 1928 to Marion and Flora Childers Teer.
He accepted the Lord at the age of six and was a member of the Dove Baptist Church. He later attended the Woodland Baptist Church.
Merle graduated from Camdenton High School and after high school, he moved to Dunkirk, Indiana, where he worked for the Indiana Glass Company. He enlisted in the Army and fought in the Korean War from 1950-1952 with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant E5. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantry Badge.
He served ten years as a deputy sheriff for Kansas City, Kansas, and then worked six years for the Riverside, Missouri police department. Following that, he worked for KATZ Drug Company as a warehouseman, retiring in 1973 after 23 years with the Teamsters. He then worked for Frank Gleason Molds as a warehouseman and retired from there in 1993.
His passions included showing horses, collecting Mustangs, working on cars, and helping anyone who was in need.
He served as an alderman and as mayor for the city of Mosby.
Merle was preceded in death by his father, Marion; mother, Flo; and brother, Joe Teer.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gail, of the home; sons, Al (Cheryl) Teer, Brian (Shay) Kuhs, and Gary Teer; daughters, Patricia and Annette Teer; grandchildren, Nickie Teer, Liz Whittle, Piper Kuhs, Alysha, Gregory, Allison, and Gareth Teer; great-grandchildren, Wesley Butler and Rowan Utter; sister-in-law, Barb (Dean) Teer; brother-in-law, Patrick (Mindy) Null; and sister-in-law, Colette Null; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Merle will be cremated under the direction of Bross and Spidle Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at Woodland Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021, with the Celebration of Life following at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in his name may be offered to Comfort Care Hospice, Cameron, MO, or to the Cameron Veteran’s Assistance League at 1111 Euclid Avenue, Cameron, MO 64429.
Our Sincere Condolences
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved Merle. Prayers for you and your family.