Johnny Ted Cleveland, Sr, 72, of Social Circle, passed July 20, 2019.
Ted was born to Allen C. Cleveland, Sr. and Rudessa Cronic Cleveland, Sept. 4, 1946, in Morgan County. He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1965.
He leaves as his legacy two children: Johnny Ted Cleveland, Jr. and Martha Kathryn “Katie” Cleveland, and his greatest treasures, grandchildren: Kristina “Nikki” Hullender, Isabel Cleveland, Noah Cleveland and great grandson, Dawson Hullender. He is survived by his six siblings: Allen C. Cleveland, Jr., Lewis (Luke) Cleveland, Minnie Cleveland, Frank Cleveland, Ann Cleveland, and Ruth Cleveland.
His children and family remember his love of the outdoors, his devotion to his family, and his fondness of “The Duke”.
Ted served in the Vietnam war, earning a Purple Heart Medal for his courage and dedication in service to our country. After leaving the Army, he worked as a service technician for Southern Bell until he retired in 2002. Following retirement, you could find him working in his yard, spending time with friends, or lending a hand to a friend in need. As was his way, Ted was always eager to supervise any project or task.
A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. July 23. His nephew, Frank (Frankie) Cleveland, officiated the ceremony. The family requests that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org. The family would also like to thank Abbey Hospice and The Oaks in Covington for loving and caring so much for Ted in his final days.