JE Teague, 81, passed from this earth on Thursday, January 31, 2019. He was born September 27, 1937 on the family homestead in Knowles, NM.
He graduated from Lovington High School then attended South Plains College in Levelland, Tx. Soon after that, he got his PRCA card. He was going strong when the US Army called. He went to Ft. Benton, AR then to Ft. Lewis in Washington State. He continued to rodeo during and after his Army service.
JE worked in various positions throughout his lifetime, he was most recently a salesman for Get-a Grip Supplies, Inc., however he was most passionate and proudest of being a “horseman”. He took great pride in training and having quality performance horses. He was happiest when in the arena.
JE was a fan of athleticism, as such admired the drive of any devoted athlete. Whether tennis, bull riding, or his beloved JC Thunderbird basketball teams, he watched with a true respect for the discipline and sacrifice of each athlete.
He was a board member of the Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame, NMJC Athletic Booster Club, and a member of Ultimate Calf Roping Association.
These passions were second only to his love of family and his pursuit of God.
In 1996, he and Virginia were married and enjoyed over 22 years together.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Virginia, stepdaughters Mandy Duncan-Sayre (Chad) of Hobbs, NM, Katie Duncan-Summers (C.J.) of Midland, TX; sister Janice Elaine Shannon of Lubbock, TX; beloved granddaughters Kenzie Marie Summers of Midland, TX and Sadie Grace Sayre of Hobbs, NM; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents Cowboy and Hattie Teague, sister Margaret Nell Teague, brother Douglas Teague, and grandson, Canyan Lee Summers.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial donations be made to the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame for the JE Teague Memorial Calf Roping Scholarships or Western World Missions, Inc., P.O. Box 5200, San Angelo, TX 76902.
I met J E, about three years ago, and liked him from the start. Enjoyed visiting with him and hearing about. his calf roping. He was one of those guys you are always glad to see, and a little sad to see him go. Will miss him.
Ben UrsanicHobbs, NM
Love you my Cuz RIP What a great impression you made on so many lives as we saw at the service yesterday. God Bless
Leon TeagueFort Worth, TX
I attended J E’s celebration of life today. What a wonderful service. He was so loved. I always enjoyed listening to J E and my dad, John Rae Powell, visit. They were both blessed to have stayed healthy and got to rope a long time. J E was such a true gentleman, I will miss him. Praying for you.
Margo SmithHobbs, NM
A true gentleman and friend
Bud DavlinOmaha, TX
Always had a smile on his face and a hug for you. Was a very sweet man. We will miss him!
Jim and Mary WilsonHobbs, NM
Sweet Sweet Man, Rest in Heaven Cowboy your work here is done.
Go rest up high on that mountain.
Brittany HenleyLovington, NM
So sorry to hear of JE passing. He was my good friend. We had lots of good times showing cutting horses. He was a horseman of high esteem. Will miss him.
Cindy ReynoldsTatum, NM
I knew JE when I was a little girl around the rodeo’s, He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Lisa Jo Mann SeedDecatur, TX
Such an amazing man, a Cowboy’s Cowboy, what a roper and horseman. So many learned from him and so many loved just talking roping and horses with the ole Pro!
Pete FarmerCloudcroft, NM
Such a kind, sweet man that will be greatly missed by all. His smile lit up the room.
Carolyn Kirk LaymanHobbs, NM
So sorry to hear this sad news. He was my good friend. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Leroy DavisMonument, NM
You will be missed. I love you, cousin.
Dianne MorganTustin, CA
Very good man i grew fond of may he R.I.P. gonna miss him coming into All American Cleaners
Sandra and Michael Bigbee
Michael BigbeeHobbs, NM