John Wesley Peeler: Obituary


John Wesley Peeler, age 62 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in Germany to Elizabeth Peeler of Columbus, GA and the late William Peeler. John retired from the US Army; he served in Desert Storm. After his retirement in the Army he dedicated his life for different newspapers.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Reba Peeler.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Peeler; four sons, John Peeler, Jr. of Arizona, Shane Perry of Dalton, GA, Jaiden Peeler and Christian Peeler; three daughters, Rebecca Hampton of Florida, Janie Reaves of Dalton, GA and Jasmine Hampton; two brothers, Glen Peeler and Wayne Peeler of Columbus, GA; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, November 15, 2019 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery (1200 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404) with military graveside honors being conducted by the US Army.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

1 Comment

  1. William Glen Peeler November 10, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    He was not only my brother but my best friend and someone I loved and respected more than anyone I’ve ever known.

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