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"Together Again"A. Eugene "Gene" Peoples
84, of Uhrichsville, passed away with his loving son and daughter-in-law at his side on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in their home after a lengthy illness. Born June 19, 1929 in Uhrichsville, he was a son of the late James Leslie and Lois Bernadine (Rippeth) Peoples.
On March 31, 1954, Gene married the former N. Catherine King with whom he enjoyed over 56 years of marriage until her passing on May 6, 2010. They are survived by a son, David E. (Sally) Peoples of Deersville; grandchildren, Deborah "Debbie" (Tim) Floyd of Marysville and James "Jamie" Peoples of New Philadelphia; and great-grandchildren, Joshua Cercone of Dover, Josephina "Josie" Peoples of Virginia and Aiden Peoples of New Philadelphia. Gene is also survived by a brother, Wayne B. (Charlotte) Peoples of Dover, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Gene was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Lee Peoples.
A Uhrichsville resident throughout his life, Gene was a graduate of Uhrichsville High School in the class of 1937 and a longtime, faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville. He was very active in the life of his congregation, having served as a past chairman of the Board of Trustees and Head Usher for many years, as well as overseeing the construction of the church's Fellowship Hall. He enjoyed travel and yardwork, and he loved spending time with his family and friends. After serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Gene began his 37 year career at the Timken Company, retiring as a shift leader in 1990.
Services for Gene, officiated by Pastor Larry Malterer, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow beside his beloved wife in Uhrichsville's Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Those wishing to honor Gene's memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Grace United Methodist Church and Trinity Hospital Twin City.
R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc. - Dennison
26 Grant St. Dennison, OH 44621
Published in The Times Reporter on Mar. 25, 2014