Leon Teems, age 69 of Murphy, went home to be with the Lord peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was born in Clay, Co., NC. September 10, 1951, to the late Conley Edward Teems and Georgia Ann Watkins Teems. Leon was a heavy equipment mechanic and loved to piddle around. Leon lived most of his life in the Peachtree Community. He was an active member and deacon of The Faith Tabernacle Church Of Hayesville. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing taking his beautiful wife for rides on the 3-wheeler dune buggy, and spending time with his family. Leon loved his family, and he loved the Lord., other than his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Teems Chance, and Barbara Teems Brumbly, brothers, Robert Teems, Allen Teems, Harry Lee Teems, Tommy Teems, and a baby brother, that was born dead.
Survivors include: loving wife of 50 years, Brenda Gail Henson Teems, daughter, Melissa Teems Nelson and husband Jason of Warne, son, Corey Teems and fiancee Amanda Michael of Hayesville, brother, Donald Teems, grandchildren, Dillon (Kayla) Nelson of Murphy, Sarah Nelson of Warne Community, step-granddaughter, Issabella Mercer, great-grandchildren, Bryleigh Nelson, Isabella Nelson, Several Nieces, and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services: Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Dyer officiating. Music provided by: Lewis and Olene Dyer. Leon will travel to his final resting place at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Warne on the back of an old service truck that he and Corey built together. Pallbearers: Corey Teems, Jason Nelson, Dillon Nelson, Jimmy Teems, Jeff Martin, and David Allen.
The family will receive friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, Saturday, June 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC, you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.