Wallace Lee "Pete" Peebles Death and Burial SI

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Wallace Peebles MARION — Wallace Lee “Pete”Peebles,87,passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday,May 14,2013,at his home. He was born Tuesday, Sept.22,1925, in Pittsburg, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Marks) Peebles. Wallace attended school in Pittsburg and was a graduate of Marion High School in 1943. After his graduation,he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a crew member on a B-29 Bomber.He served in the Pacific Theater and was stationed at an air base on the Island of Tinian in the South Pacific.He was injured in service and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.After his period of faithful service,he was honorably discharged. After returning home, Wallace attended SIU Carbondale,where he earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in elementary education.He was first employed by Community Unit School District 2 as a teacher at Marion Junior High School. He also coached the seventh grade basketball team.He later served as principal at the former Washington and Lincoln Schools.After a long career in education,he retired from the school district in 1982. He was united in marriage to Wilma F.Simmons on Saturday,Aug.18,1951,in Community of Christ Church in Marion and together they shared nearly 62 years of marriage. Wallace was a member of Community of Christ Church in Marion.He was ordained to the priesthood as an elder and,in the past years,served as pastor for the Marion and Tunnel Hill Community of Christ congregations. He enjoyed studying the scriptures,had a deep love for the Lord and was dedicated to his faith.He also enjoyed writing from his scriptural studies and composing poetry.He loved his family and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Wilma F.Peebles of Marion; son,Paul Peebles of Redding,Calif.; daughter and son-in-law,Beth and Alan Asp of Herrin; two sisters-in-law,Alice Jewell of Overland Park,Kansas,and Eva Lee Greeney of Creal Springs; brother-in-law, Gene Simmons of Venice, Fla.; many nieces; nephews; other extended family; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Glenn “Dick” Peebles and Ford Peebles; and two sisters,Gladys Hendrickson and Ruth Ferenchek. Services will be at noon Saturday,May 18,in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home,with Richard Switzer and Earl Smith officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery of Marion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.to noon Saturday at the funeral home at 900 N. Court St.,in Marion. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Community of Christ Church or The National Ataxia Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed in care of Wilson- McReynolds Funeral Home, P.O.Box 370,Marion,IL 62959. For additional information or to leave an online condolence of memory or light a candle in memory,visit www.wilsonmcreynolds. com. Peebles

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  1. Southern Illinoisan,
  2. 17 May 2013, Fri,
  3. Page 40

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