Mark Gene Teter, 60, passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved family on May 12, 2018, in Chattanooga, TN. Mark was born on March 4, 1958 in Rawlins, WY to Betty and Kenneth Teter. He has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 1974. He graduated from Collegedale Academy in 1976 and then attended Southern Adventist University. In 1982, Mark opened Teter & Company, a collision and repair shop, in downtown Ringgold and continued to own and operate it alongside his daughter, Lindsay, until his passing.
Mark was a commercial airplane pilot, advanced open water diver, and avid snow skier. He was also an active member of several community clubs over the years including Moccasin Flying Club, Chattanooga Ski Club, Ringgold Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, The J.C.’s, and the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce.
Mark was a devout follower of Jesus Christ and attended Chattanooga Church. He lived a life full of laughter, love and adventure. Although he had many hobbies throughout his lifetime, nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his family. People who knew Mark were drawn to his perpetual optimism and passion for life. He was also a great friend to many.
Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Melinda; parents, Kenneth and Betty Teter; daughter, Lindsay (Jade) Greeson; two step children, Joshua (Chasity) Baugh, Jessica (Rusty) Stramel; brother, Brady Teter; two grandsons, Knox and Jett Baugh; and nephews, Nathan and Alec Teter. He was also excited about his two upcoming grandchildren that are expected to be born later this year.
Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Teter Fisher.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mission Aviation Fellowship in Mark’s name at https://www.maf.org/donate
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at The Depot located at 155 Depot Street in Ringgold, GA. This will be a time for friends and family to come together to share their wonderful memories of Mark. Food will be provided, so please come hungry.
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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.