Larry Peeler


Larry Peeler, 65, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2013, after a declining illness that resulted in a brief stay at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville and Athens Life Care Center. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Jim and Bernice Peeler; one brother, Steve Peeler; grandparents, Arvil and Mabel Key, and Henry and Nancy Ann Peeler. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Celeste Watts and husband, Chris; his loving grandchildren, Bryce and Cayleigh Watts, all of Delano, Tenn.; One brother and best friend, Harold and his wife, Linda Peeler, of Englewood; nephews, Cody Peeler, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Jeff Langston, of Burbank, Calif. Larry worked in industrial and commercial sheet metal fabricating for many years in occupational and management positions. He was a kind and good hearted man who always had time for a smile and conversation to all that he encountered. In his youth, Larry rode and built custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles and loved the freedom of the open road. He had a passion for trout fishing in Tellico and Hiwassee Rivers, the outdoors and camping and sharing good times with friends too lengthy to mention individually. Larry also had a passion for exploring the history and the back roads of East Tennessee and North Georgia on many weekend drives. He will be sadly missed by all those that were touched by his friendship and kindness. Larry truly was a unique individual and his life will live on through his family and friends forever. There will be no formal visitation or ceremony, but a reception to honor his life and memory will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home, 512 Kale Ave., Englewood, Tenn. All that knew Larry and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend you may sign the guest registry at Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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