Ernie Dwight Teal Sr.March 2, 1946 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 71)
Ernie Dwight Teal Sr. was born on March 2, 1946 in Beaumont Texas to Cleo and Ella Mae Teal. He was the youngest of three children. In 1951 Ernie and his family moved to Oakland California. There he attended public school and after graduating from McClymonds High School he joined the Army. In the military he trained as a mechanic and after three years of service was honorably discharged.
Ernie was well known by many people. He took on multiple names such as, Hubba, hub, Touch, Mr. T, and Teal, but most importantly Dad or Pops. Though he was a jack of all trades his favorite occupation was husband and father “the family man”. He was a devoted father and a doting grandfather.
He was a people person who made connections and lifelong friends everywhere he went. He loved coaching sports and inspiring people to be the best they could be. He touched the lives of many people and shared a unique bond with all those he knew.
When you think of Hub you can’t help but remember his love for the road, can’t you just picture him now rolling up with his arm hanging out the window. How about his three-hour lectures that always turned into a war story or two? Who could forget his favorite pastime, entertaining and feeding multitudes using his homemade grill and famous BBQ sauce. Surely, we all have a “Teal Story” that we could tell, that’s the beauty of what he left us all to celebrate.
Ernie fell asleep in death Monday afternoon November 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Cleo and Ella Mae Teal; Brother, Vail Teal; Sister, Cleo T. Houston; and Granddaughter, Kaylani Leyva. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Clementenia Teal; His children, Ernie Jr.(Erica), LaTonia(Keith), Ki’mani aka boka (Kamlesh), Shameka(Frank), Terrell(Erica), Michael(Keaunna), Dominique(Loren), Leah(Mike), Dejeanae, Vail, Rachel, Tenea, Kenny, Ced, Joe(Angela), Shanda, Eric, Tenetta, Omar, Omari, and Cyaisa; His 51 grandchildren; His 15 Greatgrandchildren, with 4 on the way; his 4 nephews that were more like his little brothers, Joe, Glen, Reece, and Mike; and a host of family and friends.