Henry F. (Hank) Peebles Jr. Dec. 9, 1924 ~ June 26, 2013
June 18, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
He was born Dec. 9, 1924 to Hedwig Meier and Henry F. Peebles in Houston. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1941. He was so young his parents enrolled him in Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas for a year before entering Rice Institute (now Rice University). While at Rice he was called into the Navy in World War II and served as a naval officer in the amphibious forces in the Pacific.
After graduating from Rice with a degree in mechanical engineering, he was a regional sales manager for Dresser Mfg. Co., a division of Dresser Industries. He married Becky Prichard of Lula, Miss. in 1951 and they lived in Atlanta, Chicago and Houston. In 1960, he and Becky bought Southern Metal Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of fabricated food service equipment and installed commercial kitchens.
Mr. Peebles retired in 1968, and he and Becky moved to Horseshoe Bay in 1996. He was a member of the Church at Horseshoe Bay and a former member of the Menís Golf Association.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son Henry F. (Trip) Peebles III in 1970.
He is survived by his wife, Becky; his daughter, Ann Peebles Sisemore; granddaughter, Ashley Sisemore; grandson, Grant Sisemore and wife, Kristi; three great grandsons, Tripp, Henry and Cole Sisemore, all of Lago Vista. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Roy Moore of Madison, Miss.
Mr. Peebles requested no memorial service. If desired memorial gifts may be sent to the Baptist Childrenís Village, P.O. Box 27 Clinton, Miss. in which he supported since 1970 or a charity of your choice.
Condolences maybe offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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