Surcy L. Peoples Jr.

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Surcy Lee Peoples, Jr went to be with the angels May 8, 2013. Funeral services for Surcy Lee Peoples Jr. will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Rev. Jim Guest presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Cashner Colonial Chapel at 801 Teas Road, Conroe Texas 77303.

Surcy was born August 24, 1946 in Conroe, Texas to Surcy Lee Peoples, Sr. and Benita Lemm Peoples. Surcy graduated from Conroe High School and attended Sam Houston State University. Surcy was the vice president of the first FFA Chapter at Conroe High School. A few months into that year the president resigned and Surcy became the president of the first FFA Chapter at Conroe High School. He had a passion for FFA and 4-H clubs.

He and his wife organized the Conroe Ag Booster Club for Conroe High School in the 1970's. They served as officers as well.

He began showing animals when he was in high school at Candy Cane Park, the Cow Palace, and at the Fairgrounds. He continued to work with the Fair after he graduated. His wife, Frances, said they began dating October 7,1967 and the following year she found herself volunteering at the Fair long before they were married.

Surcy was a life time member of the Montgomery County Fair Association.

He was the rough stock Rodeo Chairman for many years. He was on the chicken committee, the steer committee, the hog committee, was the Commercial Steer chairman, served on the BBQ committee, the livestock sale committee and worked with every other committee that needed help.

Surcy was a member of the Conroe Youth Rodeo Association. Conroe held Youth rodeos and several Youth Rodeo State Finals at the Fairgrounds. He enjoyed working with the students and rodeo rough stock. Surcy worked as rough stock let out man for every rodeo at the Fair grounds for many years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conroe. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union. He became a construction superintendent early in his work years. He worked for several large construction companies including Bullen Corporation, Limbeck, Morganti, Tellepsen, Turner-Hazenthal, and BraeBurn Construction Company to name a few.

He built Pasadena Memorial High School, Atascocita High School, the prison in Jasper, million dollar apartments in Dallas, the City of Austin Airport, worked on the First National Bank building (now the city Hall) in Conroe, Rice dormitory, Sam Houston boys dormitory, Kingwood Hospital, Kingwood High School, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Dresser Tower, and worked on Willis High School. He worked on many jobs in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Beaumont, and Houston. He was offered the Pentagon Remodel prior to 9/11 but had turned it down. He was offered the Baltimore Airport, jobs in New York, Miami, and all over the Middle East. He preferred to stay in Texas.

He was devoted to the youth in the community. He worked with 4-H clubs and FFA Programs all over the county. He gave programs to each and was honored by many groups including being given Honorary Chapter FFA Degree from the Conroe FFA Chapter and was awarded Outstanding Service to the Montgomery County Fair Association.

Students called if their animal was sick. They would call late at night asking for help. He would dress and go to help the student. He would spend the night working with the student and the animal. He would come in, shower, and go to work. After work he would return to the student to help with the animal. He bought animals at the auctions sales and at the heifer sales year after year. He kept the names of heifers and allowed the students to come see their heifers after he bought them. His idea of working cows involved walking out to the lot and hollering "Come on girls". The cows would come to the lot for him. When he drove up they came to his truck.

He used his ranch to help students. Year after year he allowed students to put their animals on his place if they had no other place to keep them. Many years he had students from Conroe High School, Oak Ridge High School and McCullough High School at his ranch at the same time.

He would pick up his son from football, basketball, or track practice. He delivered the rest of the team to their homes all over the county. He laughed his had his work crew in the back of his truck.

He would help any neighbor build what was needed. He drew up plans and would lay out the home for friends. He and his wife drew the plans and built their own home.

He was a member and served on the Board of the Montgomery County Geological and Historical Society. He gave programs on the history of South Montgomery County. His family had leased the land from the San Jacinto River south to Spring Creek; East to the San Jacinto River; and west to FM 2978. He had ridden horse back over the entire area and knew all the families that lived south of Conroe.

He was delighted to host "Surcy's Girls" every Valentine's Day. He carried eight widowed or divorced ladies to dinner on Valentine's Day. He had his wife buy cards and candy for each lady. He would buy a rose of each of his girls. He would present each lady with a rose and ask each one to be his Valentine. This was a yearly event.

Surcy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of more than 44 years, Frances Knight Peoples, his devoted son Surcy Lee Peoples, III & wife Heather Underwood Peoples, & the light of his life, grandson Surcy Lee Peoples, IV. He is survived by his brother James Wilburn Peoples & wife Diann Mitchell Peoples, nieces Lisa Peoples Laneer, husband Wesley, & son James Laffey; and Melissa Peoples Finley, husband Glenn & son Eric Finley as well as many cousins and extended family. His father Surcy Lee Peoples, Sr., mother Benita Lydia Lemm Peoples, his father in law Rev. Walter Woodrow Knight and mother in law Feby Mae Burwick Knight all await him in Heaven.

Special thanks to Kevin Hickman, Daquita Henry, Dora Guerra, Christine Nash for your friendship, care, and companionship. Thanks to Cynthia's Touch for your care.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations is made to the Surcy Lee Peoples Jr scholarship fund in care of the Montgomery County Fair Association, P.O Box 869, Conroe, Texas 77305. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written condolences to the family at


Published on from May 11 to May 24, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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