William Linwood “Bill” Teller, 80, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.
The son of Marion and Forrest Teller, Bill is a native of Richmond, Va.
He graduated from John Marshall High School and later served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. Bill loved being creative and worked in the heating and air-conditioning business for more than 25 years in Venice, Fla., before retiring. He enjoyed painting and sculpting and often participated in craft shows; he also loved sports and was a champion boxer in the military, and a good tennis player. Bill was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend.
He is survived by his son, William Linwood (Pamela Dawn) Teller Jr. of Conober, N.C.; daughter, Betsy Gayle (Steve) Quick of Richmond; stepdaughter, Lisa Ann (Dennis) Purdin-Tomlin of Taylorsville, N.C.; and brother, Forrest (Nena) Teller of Southern Shores, N.C.; five grandchildren, Amanda Teller of Washington, D.C., Eli Teller of Kodiak, Alaska, Joshua Teller of Key West, Fla., Timothy Gill of Charleston, S.C., and Angel Purdin of Taylorsville; and two great-grandchildren, Myah and Avah Gill of Charleston. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Forrest; his wife, Wanda; and stepson, William Luebbert.
A celebration of his life service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, 2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5595 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.