Woodrow Wilson Peeples, Jr. Woodrow Wilson Peeples, Jr., of Venus, Florida, humbly and peacefully entered his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 28, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family. Son of the late Woodrow Peeples, Sr. and Virginia Hargrove Peeples, he was born on September 5, 1943, in Arcadia, Florida. A lifelong cattleman, Peeples wanted nothing more than to rise early each morning, feel the Venus soil under his feet, and listen to the music of his bluetick hounds. He attended Lake Placid schools, graduating with the LPHS Class of 1961. He excelled in baseball and track and field, but his true passion was basketball. In his final days, he reminisced about the joy of playing alongside his faithful friends Billy Durrance and Charles Reynolds. Peeples was a deacon in the Venus Baptist Church and a member of the Highlands County and Florida Cattlemen's Association. Peeples is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Irene Peeples; daughter Vann Peeples, and sons Woody and Austin Peeples. He leaves behind four grandchildren; Ashley Massey, Brandon Lykes, Kyle Peeples, and Derek Peeples. He is survived by six great-grandchildren; Madison Jacobs, Lane and Cole Cartwright, and Phoenix, Jett, and Acacia Lykes. Additionally, Peeples leaves behind his uncle, Donald Peeples, his aunt, Carolyn Hargrove, his sister, Jolene Bohanon, and numerous cousins. It was Peeples' last wish that there be no final services, as entering the gates of Heaven would be his ultimate reward. Those wishing to honor his life may make memorial donations to the LPHS Boys' Basketball Program, 202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home. Lake Placid. 863-465-9997
Published by Lake Okeechobee News and SouthCentralLife.com on Nov. 4, 2021.