ANDERSON — Ted Melvin Vetor, 83, of Anderson, formerly of Middletown, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at Rawlins House Health and Living Community in Pendleton.
Ted was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Summitville, to the late Charles and Mabel (Pyle) Vetor. He was a 1948 graduate of Summitville High School. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Ted worked as a utility engineer at Delco Remy for 38 years before his retirement.
Ted attended the Middletown Church of the Nazarene and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662. He enjoyed baseball and was active in Little League and the Babe Ruth League. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren and children play baseball.
Ted is survived by four children, Tim Vetor of Anderson, Kent Vetor (wife, Terri) of Middletown, Lori Rouse (husband, Ron) of Hardensburg, and Ted Vetor (wife, Chanise) of Pendleton; three brothers, Rube Vetor of Montgomery, Garbo Vetor of Anderson, and Phil Vetor (wife, Carla) of Summitville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Ted was preceded in death by his loving wife, Laura Belle Vetor; four brothers; and two sisters.
A funeral service to celebrate Ted’s life will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Middletown Church of the Nazarene, 698 N. Fifth St., Middletown, with Pastor Phil Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Vinson Memorial Cemetery in Summitville.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember two hours prior to services on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cal Ripken Little League of Middletown.
The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Ted Vetor with family and friends.
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