BEAUFORT — The Rev. Wilbur Carroll Teachey, 81, left this earthly world for his heavenly home on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in his home surrounded by family.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort with the Rev. David Wade, the Rev. Charles Pollock, and the Rev. Teachey’s son-in-law, the Rev. Manley Rose Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens.
Rev. Teachey was born June 17, 1931 in Rose Hill, to Percy and Viola Teachey. He attended Bob Jones University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and then continued his studies at Pembroke University and Duke University, receiving a Master’s in Divinity. After receiving his degree he began his career as a United Methodist Minister in the North Carolina Conference. From 1954 to 1959, Rev. Teachey pastored Fair Bluff United Methodist and Cerro Gordo-Olivet United Methodist. From 1959 to 1963, he pastored Carver’s Creek United Methodist. From 1963 to 1971, he pastored Grace United Methodist Church in Clinton, where he met and married the love of his life, Sylvia Jean Boyette, on April 9, 1967. Two years later their only daughter, Jean Carol Teachey, was born on Feb. 28, 1969. From 1971 to 1975, he pastored Havelock United Methodist. From 1975 to 1981, he pastored Siler City United Methodist. From 1981 to 1987, he pastored Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort. From 1987 to 1992, he pastored Farmville United Methodist. From 1992 to 1995, he pastored Trinity United Methodist in Wilmington, where he retired. After retirement, he continued to pastor Broad Creek United Methodist Church. While pastoring Rev. Teachey had various leadership roles in the United Methodist Conference, as well as the communities he served.
Rev. Teachey was a faithful and loyal servant to the Methodist Church up until his battle with Parkinson’s Disease began in 1999. All those he came in contact with were greatly influenced by his Godly wisdom and gentle spirit. He will be truly missed by his family and all that knew him.
Rev. Teachey is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Boyette Teachey; one daughter, Jean Teachey Rose and husband, Manley of the home; two granddaughters, Correna and Rachel Rose both of the home; three sisters, Helen Englert of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Carolyn Fish and husband, Robert of New Bern, Linda Williams and husband, Wayne of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, J.C. Teachey and wife, Betty of Greensboro; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Teachey; father, Percy Teachey; and step-mother Eunice Teachey.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at Munden Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Rev. Wilbur C. Teachey Scholarship Fund via Ann Street United Methodist Church 417 Ann St. Beaufort, NC 28516 or Potter’s for Parkinson’s Foundation 103 Opal Ct. Beaufort, NC 28516.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.