Teak Anthony Stace of Prineville, OR, passed away on May 29th, 2021 at age 40 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on November 28th, 1980 in Prineville, Oregon to Sand and Michelle Stace. He was homeschooled and graduated from high school in 1998. He attended Central Oregon Community College and earned his associate's degree in Automotive, as well as becoming a GM and ASE certified master technician. He worked at Ronald McDonald Chevrolet in Madras for 5 years, and went on to work at King's Auto in Prineville for 14 years as a diagnostic technician. He married the love of his life, Tiarra (George), on September 7th, 2013.
Teak was an avid outdoorsman, and was intent on learning new things. He loved water skiing, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, even going so far as to water-ski on the morning of his wedding! He enjoyed music, and played both piano and guitar, often sharing his abilities in Sunday morning worship. Teak was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, and his drive to serve Christ each day was profoundly evident in his work and personal life. His love for God illuminated his life and molded his character; every decision he made was based in seeking what God's desire and purpose was for him. He was courageous in testifying of the goodness and work of Jesus in his life, and his greatest desire was to know God and lead others to know Him as well. His most heartfelt wish is that everyone would know the love of God and the saving work of Jesus on the cross.
Teak was the gentlest of men, the most sincere friend, a faithful employee, a wonderful son, and a loving husband and father. Although his life has been cut short by cancer and shattered all who knew him, his vision of ministry and love toward people lives on in his family. Even as we are brokenhearted by his physical death, we have confidence that his spirit is alive with the Savior he has loved and served so faithfully since his boyhood. He is survived by his loving wife Tiarra Stace, his two daughters Eliana and Natanya and son Kohen, his parents Sand and Michelle (Rogers) Stace, his sister Atlanta (Steven) Burress and their children Ian, Heidi, and Erina, and his grandfather Milt (Jo) Rogers and Autumn Stace (Griffith). He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia (Simeone) Rogers, and his grandfather, Virgil Stace.
A memorial service will be held at Eastside Foursquare Church in Prineville, OR on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 12pm. An account to support his widow and children has been set up at First Interstate Bank under the name "Teak Stace Fund".