GASTONIA - Lester Ray Peedin, 74, passed away Sept. 22, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
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He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Vance County, son of the late Laura Helen.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at South Gastonia Church of God, Gastonia officiated by the Revs. Bobby Gilley and Sam Barnette.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Interment is private.
He was a member of South Gastonia Church of God in Gastonia and a US Army retired veteran of 22 years, serving during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Peedin is survived by his wife, Tess Peedin; sons, Lester Ray Peedin Jr. and wife Stacy, Jamie Pressley Peedin; daughters, Sandy Trujillo and husband Mike, Tracie Mattingly and husband Chad; step daughter, Debora Amundson and husband Verl; grandchildren, Monica, Laura, Eric, Leslie, Drew, Damon, Caiden, Reagan.
In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ketner.
Memorials may be made to South Gastonia Church of God, 310 Carolina Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Sept. 26, 2013