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 Ernest "ET" Tedder
Born: 24 Nov 1941
Died:  9 Aug  2013
WHITEVILLE - Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ernest E. Tedder, 71, of Whiteville, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Sunday, Peacock Funeral Home chapel, Whiteville. Visitation, 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. Survived by: Wife, Dawn; children, Michelle Coleman, David; siblings, Bobby, Christine Sellers, Joyce Inman, Ann Soles, Elizabeth Hinson; six grandchildren; a great-grandson.
                MSGT  Ernest E. Tedder,  MSGT, USAF, RETIRED

Ernest E. Tedder 71, of Whiteville died Friday, August 9, 2013 in Columbus Regional Healthcare.  He was born in Columbus County November 24, 1941. 

He retired from the US Air Force in 1985 after twenty-two years.  After retirement he was an aircraft mechanic with Tower Air in New York for fifteen years.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn Girimont Tedder; a daughter, Michelle Leigh Coleman and husband, John of Cerro Gordo; son, David Ross Tedder and wife, Debra of Mesa Az; brother, Bobby Tedder and wife, Betty of Texas City, Tx; sisters, Christine Sellers and husband, Bennie, Joyce Inman and husband, Andy, Ann Soles and husband, Danny and Elizabeth Hinson all of Whiteville; six grandchildren, Hayden Lovett, Tiffany Nickle and husband, Chris, Brock Lovett, Bailey Lovett, Riley Lovett, Tanner Coleman; a great grandson, Laykn Nickle.  He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Julian and Martha Smith Thompson and a brother, Nathan Tedder.

His funeral service with military honors will be conducted 3:00 pm Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Peacock Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Josh Phillips.

His family will receive friends 2:00 – 3:00 pm Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Peacock Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at


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08/10/13 03:39 AM #1    

Stanley Miller (1980)

ET Tedder and Family,

I'm very saddened with the news of your passing.

You truly set the example for other mechanics to follow.

May you RIP.

Friends always.

Stan Miller

08/10/13 03:57 AM #2    

John (Pa) Kettley (1972)

John Kettley Sorry to hear that yet another great team member has left our bothers and sisters God Bless ET Tedder will be missed

10/17/13 10:19 PM #3    

Richard "Fig" Figueroa (1976)

MSGT ERNIE TEDDER,  was one of the many faces of my early years at the ROUTE.  I was fortunate to see and talk with him at the reunion in 2001.  Great man to work with.  He and I worked  on the one of many C-5's from hell at RMAB.  The one I recall the most was NR#1 ENG on a C5 that would not power above idle.  A, B, C, D, FLIGHTs Spent a week on that A/C which resulted in an ENGINE CHANGE to send it home. I miss him.-----FIG

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