James Edwin McTeer, Jr., 85, passed peacefully on January 21, 2024. Ed was born on September 22, 1938, in Charleston, SC, to the late James Edwin McTeer, Sr. and Lucille Lupo McTeer of Beaufort. \n\nEd was a graduate of Beaufort High School. He then attended Clemson University. Little Ed was a true Beaufortonian, growing up on Bay Street, working on what is now known as the Woods Memorial Bridge, and being a member of the JayCees, where he made lifelong friends. He followed in his father’s footsteps with a career in law enforcement. He dedicated 34 years to the SC Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, now known as SCDNR; he rose to the rank of captain, covering the entire SC coast. He was recognized as Conservation Officer of the Year by multiple governors as well as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. It was no secret that the woods and waters of the Lowcountry were what he enjoyed, from duck hunting on Hilton Head Island as a teenager to building a camp on Capers Island where the whole family spent wonderful summers. After retirement, Ed filled his days working on his horse farm at Coffin Point Plantation. There was nothing he couldn’t fix or build! His biggest joy in life, however, were his grandchildren. \n \nEd was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Jane "Mookie" McTeer Woods and Sally McTeer Chaplin. He will be forever missed by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Garcia McTeer. He also leaves behind his sister Georgianna McTeer Cooke and brother Thomas McTeer (Kathleen), daughters Temple McTeer DaSilva (Jack); Miranda McTeer Dixon (Philip); stepchildren Nicole Miller, Ryan Heaver, and Brent Heaver, as well as grandchildren Riley Dixon (Meagan), Amelia Dixon, Bryson Miller, Coates Miller and Sarah Mellot.\n \nA celebration of life and memorial service will be held on January 30th at 11:00 am at the Saint Helena Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed may be made to the St. Helena Baptist Church or Friends of Caroline Hospice.