Roy “Ted Tedlock Jr. of Hallowell, Kan., died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at his home. He was 78.
He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in rural Hallowell to Roy and Mildred (Napier) Tedlock. He attended high school in Columbus, Kan.
He was a veteran of the Army-Air Force, serving in Sioux City, Iowa, and Japan from 1946 to 1948 when he was honorably discharged.
He was a school bus driver for the Columbus Public Schools for 29 years, as well as a farmer and a self-employed carpenter. In his earlier years he worked in the mines in Picher-Cardin and also worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, Kan. He was a member of Cherokee Holiness Church in Cherokee, Kan., a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Gideon's International for more than 15 years and a hunter safety instructor for 30 years.
He married Marilyn S. Green on Aug. 16, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include three sons and their wives, Haskell and Kitty Tedlock and Ronnie and Kristen Teclock, all of Hallowell, and David and Paula Tedlock of Commerce; one daughter and her husband, Carol and Dale Heater of Afton; one sister, Pauline Morgan of Picher; six grandchildren, Billie Jean Maxton, Pam Nelson, Susan Arnell, Roy L. Tedlock, Blake Tedlock and Kyle Tedlock; five stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant grandson, Bobby Dale Tedlok.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Murdock Funeral Home in Columbus with Ricky Knight and Steve Acuff officiating. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by the Missouri National Guard.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Watkins, Berry Caine, Mike Hayes, Lonnie Cupp, Tim Davidson and Adam Davidson. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Waugh, Ted Bryant, Paul Maxton and Earl Eddington.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the mission committee of Cherokee Holiness Church in care of the funeral home.