Billie Lee Peyton
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NEWARK: A graveside service for Billie Lee Peyton, age 80, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bill Wayt officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Peyton passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born May 9, 1934 in New Straitsville, Ohio.
Mr. Peyton, a Purple Heart recipient, proudly served his country for 17 years in The United States Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he received an injury which required him to retire from the military. He also worked as a mechanic for Frederick Cass Service Station, Jeffries Supply Company and was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a step-daughter, Kayanne (Dan) Baker of Prescott, AZ; cousins, Barbara (Glenn) Henry of Newark, Peg and Tom O'Reilly and Kenny and Pam Campbell; grandchildren, Amy, Chris, Lisa and Laura; great-grandchildren, Olivia, McKenna, Conner, Klein and Alyson; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by death by his wife, Betty (Shields) Cass Peyton, who passed away in 1999; his mother, Mildred Marie (Peyton) Reynolds; and a step-son, Dennis Cass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio - P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or Disabled American Veterans - P.O. Box 15099, Columbus, OH 43215-0099. The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Peyton family.
59 North 5th Street Newark, OH 43055
Published in the Advocate on May 25, 2014