Teddy Lee Shillingburg, Sr., age 81, of Toms Brook, VA, peacefully passed away after a recent stay at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock on April 17, 2021. His devoted wife of 35 years was holding his hands.
Born at his homeplace in Woodstock, VA on March 15, 1940, the son of the late Austin A. and Margie I. Miller Shillingburg.
In 2018 he was diagnosed with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. He battled these illnesses at home for two and a half years. In June of 2020, Skyview Springs Rehab Center became his new home. He fought and won his COVID-19 struggle. The battled bravely and courageously through many setbacks but he could not overcome those original diagnoses. Our family is eternally grateful to Kindred Hospice and Consulate Health Care for our unlimited access with him during his last week of life on earth.
A funeral service for Teddy will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Craver officiating. Burial will follow in Toms Brook Cemetery. As there will be no visitation night, per his wishes. Family and friends may sign the guest book on Wednesday from 9-5 at the funeral home.
He loved his family and all the times they shared together. After more than 50 years in the profession, he retired on June 6, 2006 parking his CH MACK for the last time! After logging a “few” million miles, he freely enjoyed the next 12 years of retirement.
He was a well-liked friend to many and never met a stranger. He loved auctions, estate sales and flea markets. Among his collectables were MACK only semis, Ford vehicles and any Wheel Horse designed mowers.
His work and life ethic were purposeful, his two-do list unending and this served and suited him well! He generously gave of his time and talents to family, friends, and neighbors when asked, asking nothing in return. He found much joy in nature and wildlife too.
He was a 1958 graduate of Woodstock High School. While there he was active in FFA and worked a stint for Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Teamsters, OOIDA – 20+ years, AARP, and the Strasburg Moose Lodge 403 for 50 years. He also owned and operated the former Valley Diner for many years.
Besides being preceded in death by his parents; he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank, Sr., sister Fay, half-sister Charlotte Riffey, and first-born grandchild Cayla Devers (three days old), brother-in-law Bill Mumaw and niece Cynthia Burner.
Teddy was a loving, faithful husband to his wife and best friend of 35 years, Janie. He is also survived by the following children, Teddy L. (Skeeter) Shillingburg, Jr. (Treva), Tina L. Devers (Clark), Terry L. Shillingburg (Donna) and Teresa L. Shillingburg (fiancé Dave Sinclair).
He leaves his precious grandchildren, Terry Lee Shillingburg, Shanna L. Devers, Karly M. Colcombe, Kaden M. Colcombe, two step grandsons, C.L. George (Lupeta), John George and three step-great granddaughters. He is also survived by sisters Doris Magette (Kendrick), Dorothy Racey (Paul) cherished sister-in-law Melissa Mumaw, five nephews, one niece, great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Flowers will be accepted but please consider a donation to our favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toms Brook Vol. Fire Department, or a charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Tip Pangle, Terry Hockman, Ducky Vaughn, Curtis Hertzel, Larry Cook, Clay Cook and Ford Dysart.
From 2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Well done good and faithful servant.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His family is most appreciative and grateful for all the caregivers associated with Kindred Hospice and Consulate Health Care for every kindness and dedication.
You may sign the guestbook and submit condolences to the family online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com.
Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Teddy L. Shillingburg, Sr.
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