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George Wesley Tetter, Jr.

Lebanon, VA –George Wesley Tetter, Jr., age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Born January 26, 1932 in Wythe County, son of the late George Wesley, Sr. and Mertie Ruth Osborne Tetter. He was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church and faithfully served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many decades. George served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean conflict; worked as a Union Iron Worker for fifteen years and retired as a welding instructor at RCCTC with thirty years of service. Anyone that knew him knew that he would do anything for others (as long as he wasn’t fishing that day). George taught us how to walk in faith and show God’s love. He was beloved by all and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of thirty-five years: Joan Bolling Tetter; his second wife of eight years: Virginia (Jenny) West Tetter; two sisters: Mabel Tetter Rankin and Mary Esther Doss.

He is survived by his two daughters: Dr. Melanie Cardell of Douglasville, GA and Kathy Nunley and husband Dwight of Lebanon, VA; grandchildren: Wesley Nunley of Lebanon, VA and Lindsay Frauhiger and husband Jarrett of Clayton, NC; one great-grandchild: Crystionna Nunley; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Green Valley Baptist Church with Dr. Don Zampogna and Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. All those wishing to attend should meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Hawkins, Giles Fields, Steve Osborne, Ronnie Bush, Nick Bush and Zachary Clevinger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Green Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 695 Green Valley Road, Lebanon, VA 24266.

In consideration of the health and safety of all those attending the service, Combs - Hess Funeral Service and the family strongly encourages all CDC guidelines be followed, including the use of a face mask.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at Combs – Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Tetter family.

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