Vernon McTeer

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Vernon McTeer, 80, of Van Buren, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Fort Smith. He was born Nov. 30, 1938 in Sparta, Mo. to the late Orin and Ethel Lucille McTeer. He was the retired owner/operator of Universal Fire Equipment in Van Buren, was a past president of the Arkansas Fire Extinguisher Board for 4 years, and served 15 more years as a board member. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Van Buren, where he drove the children's bus for many years, and served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; two daughters, Cindy Ridenour of Cedarville, and Michelle Davis and husband Grailen of Van Buren; nine grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Pallbearers will be Grailen Davis, Mickey Weaver, Jeremy Nowotny, Brendon Davis, John House, and Ronnie Hatley. The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren. To place an online tribute please go to

Published October 15, 2019