Ellis Wray “Pete” Teagle

Ellis Wray “Pete” Teagle, 89, of Newport News, VA, went home to his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2024, surrounded by his family.  Born in Gloucester, VA, he moved to the Peninsula at the age of 14. He served in the US Army as a medic in Germany.  Most of his career in construction was spent as a partner at Nimmo & Teagle Inc. He was a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities, including Deacon, mission trips, and caring for the homeless and anyone in need.  Always putting others before himself, he led by example how to live a life of service to others. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zach and Gladys Teagle; six brothers, James, Zack, Herman, Fred, Richard, and Raymond; and two sisters, Gracie Mae and Elizabeth Satterfield.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jacqueline Hehl Teagle; two daughters, Donna Street (Danny) and Diane Harrah (Eddie); five grandchildren, Caroline Street (Matt), Benjamin Harrah (Caitlin), Jacob Street, Stephen Harrah, and Rachel Alston (Forrest); and three great-grandchildren, Lily, Cecilia, and Austin.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, VA. A memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  

Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment (F.R.E.E.)

The American Heart Association

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Debbie Deaver

    Larry & I were so sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. Just wanted you to know that we are here for you, right across the street. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie

  2. Cindy Gibson

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Teagle’s passing. We are praying for your family during this difficult time.

  3. Darrell Gray

    Diane and Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I worked several summers for your father at Nimmo & Teagle. He was a great example to me during my college years. I learned the value of hard work; to value the quality your work; and to be humble enough to clean up after you were done each day! Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to the funeral, but please know my prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Darrell Gray

  4. Billy Bryant

    So sorry to hear about Pete passing, I worked with Pete and Neil for a long time, I was an electrician, just starting actually, Pete was always so kind and gracious. He taught me a lot about business and just how to treat people. He also gave me confidence to do just about any job, when he built his house he told me he didn’t want anyone but me to do it subsequently I wired Donna and Diane’s houses as well. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

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