Plumer Burnett Peeler
Plumer Burnett Peeler, 89, of Malvern passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
He was born Sept. 15, 1924 in Benton.
Mr. Peeler was a retired carpenter. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Peeler served with the 83rd Infantry during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Hedge Row and Normandy, receiving several medals for his service including the Purple Heart.
Mr. Peeler was a 50-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 217.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Turner Peeler and Eula Eugene Carlisle Peeler; his wife, Wilma Mavis Caddy Peeler; three brothers, David Peeler Jr., Harold Peeler and Eugene Peeler; and three sisters, Wilma Peeler Carden, Faitha Peeler Cox and Helen Peeler Ross.
He is survived by his five sons, Plumer Burnett Peeler Jr. (Buffy) of Vacaville, Calif., Jerry Lee Peeler (Karen) of Vacaville, Calif., Kenneth Howard Peeler (Vicky) of Escalon, Calif., David Anthony Peeler (Nancy) of Benton and Darell Wayne Peeler (Cassandra) of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, J.W. Peeler of Tucson, Ariz., and John Peeler of Weatherford, Texas; two sisters, Anna Peeler Pickard of Benton and Elsie Peeler Whitley of Benton; 19 grandchildren including Jill Nicole Peeler, Plumer Burnett Peeler III and Donald Richard Wright; and 32 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Tulip Cemetery in Tulip. The Rev. Walt Garrett, pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton, will be officiating.
Visitation is set from ,5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Parkview United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1022 Benton, AR 72018.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: Special thanks is extended to Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.