Car Racing 06

Larry Teegarden

June 5, 1937 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


     Larry Teegarden, age 86, a resident of Portland, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. 

     Larry was born on June 5, 1937, in Redkey, the son of Fred and Marceil (Coats) Teegarden.  He was raised by his grandparents, Ross and Hannah Teegarden.  Larry graduated from Pennville High School in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army.  He worked for Ball Glass, Indiana Glass, Armstrong Mold, Overmyer Mold, Limestone Products and retired from Daimler Chrysler.  Larry served as Union President of the American Flint Glass Workers Union. 

     Larry was an owner/driver for Teegarden Family Racing for over 50 years.  He won the UMRA Championship as an owner in 2006 with his grandson, Kenny Byrge driving the car. 

     Survivors include:

     His children:  Chip Teegarden – Pennville, Indiana

                           Lori Wymer (husband Scott) – Modoc, Indiana

                           Layna Byrge (husband Dale) – Dunkirk, Indiana

      9 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren

     He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Janet Downing. 

     Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Pastor Craig Cotherman will officiate and burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Twin Hill Cemetery in Pennville.  American Legion Post #211 of Portland will conduct military graveside rites. 

     Memorials may be directed towards the Spina Bifida Foundation. 

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August 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
August 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371


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