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David Peter Telando

July 2, 1937 - November 17, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Service Date November 27, 2023

Funeral services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home 1102 Big Springs Road Maryville, TN 37801 at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Dale Buchanan officiating, on Monday November 27, 2023. The family and friends will meet at 12:30 P.M. Tuesday November 28, 2023, at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway 168 Knoxville, TN 37920, for a graveside and interment services with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to RIO East Missions.

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David Peter Telando went home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 17, 2023, at Blount Memorial hospital after a short illness, Born in Duluth, Minn. on 7-2-1937. He left behind his wife of 62 years, Sheila; daughters Karin (Mike) Jacoby; Jody Telando and son Steve (Beth) Telando. Seven grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. He was a member of RIO East church, and chaplain for the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. He previously served as a chaplain in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also served in a ministry at the hospital called ” No One Dies Alone”. He served in the U.S. Air Force active duty 1954-1957. He was also in the Air Force reserves for a while. He loved taking trips with Sheila and going to Dollywood. Dave was a man who loved God and spread happiness through with his dry humor. One of his favorite verses was- ” A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17: 22. In lieu of flowers please make donations to RIO East Missions.