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Teddy McGovern

November 29, 1944 — October 9, 2023

Teddy Perry McGovern, age 78, of Clarksville, TN passed away on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2023, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Hinton officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Teddy entered this life on November 29, 1944, in Stewart County, TN to the late Ewing and Elrena Mullins McGovern. He was a  retired welder with Civil Service, and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Teddy was a member of Dotsonville Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Joe, Jackie, and Billy McGovern, Nellie Hinton, Patsy Mann, and June Griffin.

Survivors include his wife, Jone Waynick McGovern; daughter, BJ McGovern; grandson, Aleksandr McGovern; granddaughter, Kennedy McGovern, and sister, Nancy Bogard.

For more than 30 years, Teddy, with the help of his family and friends enjoyed hosting an annual picnic for clients and staff of Progressive Directions Inc. Teddy was a member of the Clarksville Shrine Club and Al Menah Shriners. Over the years, Teddy collected thousands of dollars for the Shriner's crippled and burn hospitals.

One of the many things that brought happiness to Teddy was grilling and surprising his friends with a feast.

Pallbearers will be Aleksandr McGovern, Jackie Waynick, Grant Alberstadt, Tommy Batson, Kevin Batson, and Delma Atkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Ivey and Ed Whitlow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Dotsonville Church of Christ, 2624 Dotsonville Church Road, Clarksville, TN 37042, or Shiners of Clarksville, P.O. Box 1212, Clarksville, TN 37041.

Online condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com



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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 12, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Second Visitation

Friday, October 13, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Service

Friday, October 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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