Joseph Billie Teague, age 80, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Friday, March 13, at Methodist Medical Center.
Mr. Teague was born July 20, 1934, in Greene County, Tennessee. He had lived in Coalfield for the past 39 years.
Joe entered into the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. Following his U.S. Army discharge, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He had a total of 21 years of military service, and he retired from the U.S. Navy achieving the rank of senior chief. While serving, he received several commendations including medals, ribbons, citations, and badges.
Following his move to Coalfield in 1976, he began employment at ORNL for Martin Marietta as an electrician. He received his second retirement from ORNL in 1996. [Read more…]