Perry Teeter and wife Doris pause for a photo on their Glade Valley farm. Mr. Teeter was recently enshrined in the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame.

Teeter receives honor for showing cattle

By LAURA THORNBURG
Staff

Most children look up to their parents and in some cases, some also follow in their footsteps. Such is the case of Glade Valley resident Perry Teeter, who, like his father Willis Lee Teeter, found an interest in working with cattle, and like his father, was enshrined into the North Carolina State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame.

The elder Teeter was inducted posthumously in 1981 after passing away June 30, 1980. Perry Teeter was enshrined in the same hall of fame earlier this year.

Of the honor, Perry remarked, "As far as I know, we are the only father-son duo in the hall of fame. I'm very proud that people would honor us that way. Dad was involved with the Polled Hereford business from 1940 until '80; he was in it 40 years. He didn't start near as young as I did because he grew up on a row crop farm.