William O. Peele Jr.

Published 7:36 pm Monday, April 9, 2007

By Staff
Mr. William O. Peele Jr., 80, died Saturday, April 7, 2007 at his home. The Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Christian Church with Greg Sexton and Dolan Baker officiating; burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
He was born in Martin County on May 20, 1926 to the late William Oscar Peele Sr. and Mintie Mae Jackson Peele. He was a member of the Macedonia Christian Church where he served as past Sunday School Superintendent for many years and sang in the church choir. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Peele proudly served on the board for the Martin County Soil and Water Conservation and was the owner and operator of Greenfield Wholesale for more than 30 years. He also was an insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for many years.
He was married on November 29, 1952 to Mary Ola Lilley who preceded him in death on October 19, 1991. A sister, Marie Peele Smith and a granddaughter, Morgan Hasbrouk also preceded him in death. His is survived by sons Joseph Edwin Peele and wife Michelle of Oriental, William Oscar Peele III and wife Susan of Williamston, Robert Jackson Peele and wife Cheri of Kill Devil Hills and John Lawrence Peele and wife Mandy of Holy Springs; daughter Mary Peele Lilley and husband Steve of Williamston; grandchildren Keri Peele, Meridith Peele, MacKenzie Rowan, Meredith Perdue, Amanda Lilley, Stephen Lilley, Carson Peele, Mary Taylor Peele, Carter Peele, Holly Peele and Robert Peele.
The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Biggs Funeral Home and other times at the residence 8161 U.S. Highway 17.
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home.