Tommy Max Tedder

Tommy Max Tedder, 79, of Statesville, previously of Wilkes, peacefully passed on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at South River Baptist Church in Statesville with Dr. Chris Thompson and Pastor Scott Townsell officiating.

Mr. Tedder was born April 3, 1942, in Wilkes County to the late John Edgar Tedder and Rose Hayes Tedder. He loved his grandkids and traveling with his family, loved working puzzles and was a great handyman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Christine Weaver Tedder.

He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Lyles and husband, Michael, of Statesville; one son, Trent Tedder of Taylorsville; two grandchildren, Wynston Lyles and Salem-Grace Lyles; and one sister, Sylvia Myers and husband, Paul, of Lenoir.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to South River Baptist Church Field of Faith, 2659 South Chipley Ford Road, Statesville, N.C., 28625, or Hospice and Home Care of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echard Lane, Taylorsville, N.C., 28681.

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