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Anthony Virgil Teague, 85, Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at the Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Anthony was born November 13, 1923 in Stone County, AR to parents Ross and Edna (Sullivan) Teague. Anthony served his country during World War II in the United States Army Airborne Division. On December 18, 1948 he married Agnes Agazine Shelton in Lunsford, AR. Anthony worked as an operating engineer in the construction industry for many years.

He is survived by wife Agnes A. Teague of the home; daughter Joyce Boone and husband Ron, Lawson, MO; son Russell Teague, Lawson, MO; sisters Lorene Hamlet and husband Glen, Lawson, MO; Ruth Dyer and husband Cecil, Holt, MO; brothers Nathan Teague, Claypool, AZ; John Teague and wife Mary, Lawson, MO; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents; sister Joyce Teague and brother Raymond Oscar Teague.

A funeral service for Anthony will be at 1:00p.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Polley Funeral Home in Lawson, MO. A visitation will be held between six and eight o'clock p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Lawson Cemetery.

(courtesy of Anita D.)

Grave marker for Anthony V. Teague in Section C, Row 11 of the Lawson Cemetery, Lawson (Ray county), Missouri.

Anthony enlisted in the Army at Little Rock, AR on 6 November 1943.

Following basic training and jump school he was shipped to the 11th Replacement Deport in England.

On 10 August 1944 Pvt Teague was transferred to Company "I", 508th.

Pfc Teague was wounded in action on 25 September 1944.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.