Born 3-28-1949 -- Died 7-24-2006
Teddy James Switzer died July 24, 2006, at his home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 57.
He was born March 28, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., to Edith E. (Harrison) Switzer and the late Elvin R. Switzer.
He was a retired machinist, working for Continental Emsco for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survivors include one son, Chad Switzer and wife Sherry of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Kim Patterson of League City, Texas; one grandson, Jared Patterson; his mother, Edith Switzer, of West Plains; two brothers, Murley Switzer of Houston and Ed Switzer of West Plains; and three nieces, Cindy, Susan and Stacy.
He was preceded in death by his father; one infant sister; and one nephew, Steven Switzer.
The funeral services were held July 28 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Burial followed in the Two Mile Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Martin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.