William R. (Bill) Peebles, Jr.

William R. (Bill) Peebles, Jr.

August 5, 1930 – December 28, 2017

William R. (Bill) Peebles Jr., 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. He was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Uvalde, Texas, to Lillian Vida and Rudolph (Rudy) Peebles. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed.

Bill was a proud Korean War veteran. He served more than 38 years in the U. S. Army, Army National Guard, and U. S. Army Reserves. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.

Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Johnnie Marilyn Peebles; daughter, deAnn Geery and husband Mike; daughter, Medaris Stahl and husband Mitch; daughter, Raynice Earl and husband James; son, Jay Peebles and wife Dori; nine grandchildren, Sean Geery, Alyson Flores, Travis Stahl, Kristin Earl, Kelly Earl, Joshua Earl, James (Smitty) Smith, Patrick Peebles, Jayson Peebles; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Brown, and brother, Jesse Carroll Peebles; uncle, Charles Peebles; aunt, Betty Jo Flaniken; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Vida (Denmark) Peebles, and brother, Ray Peebles.

He was a great storyteller and possessed an amazing memory. No one was ever a stranger to him and he made friends with everyone he met. Bill would exaggerate his deep west Texas accent with friends and acquaintances in those “northern states” where he was stationed while serving in the U. S. Army Reserves. He was very proud of his Scottish descent and of being born and raised in the great state of Texas. Bill was an incredible person who has touched the lives of so many people and will be fondly remembered by all.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 6, at Cook-Walden/Capital Park, Pflugerville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Purple Heart Foundation or any other military organization of your choice.

Please visit cookwalden/capitalparks.com to share memories and leave condolences for the family.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks, Pflugerville, Texas.

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