Mr. Leland H. Peeler

  • Born: October 17, 1934
  • Died: September 19, 2020
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Leland H. Peeler, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his home.
Mr. Peeler was born on October 17, 1934, in Dexter, Kentucky to the late Kelzie Peeler and Lucille (Hill) Peeler. Leland worked for the Calloway County Lumber Company from 1960 to 1984 and then worked for the Murray Lumber Company from 1984 to 2016. He was a United States Navy Veteran. In addition, he was a member of the Northside Baptist Church, and served as a music minister for several local churches.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie (Scott) Peeler; as well as one sister, Lovelle Oglesby.
Survivors include one daughter, Gina Peeler and wife Heather of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; two sons, Randall "Randy" Peeler of Murray, Kentucky and Mark Hodges and wife Michelle of Centerline, Michigan; one brother, Charles "Charlie" Peeler and wife Anni ta of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held for Mr. Peeler and burial will follow in the McDaniel Cemetery. Bro. Brett Miles and John Dale will officiate. There will be no public visitation held.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or to the Northside Baptist Church, 884 Radio Road Almo, Kentucky 42020.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Bud Poat

Posted by Bud Poat - Murray Ky, KY - Friend   September 23, 2020

I know Leland is in awe and wonder, enjoying music like nothing we've ever heard! Thanks to God for him and his life here, and blessings on his children!

Posted by Oneida White - Hazel, KY - Family Friend   September 22, 2020

We're going to miss you Leland. Prayers are being sent up on behalf of your family. Congratulations, you made it.

Posted by Jackie Graham - Murray, KY - Family Friend   September 21, 2020

Leland, I'm sure you're already singing in that Heavenly Choir. Love you and praying for Charlie and all the family!

Posted by Fay Johnston - Almo, KY - Family   September 21, 2020

I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Peeler in person, but I came to call him Pop due to all the great stories Gina shared with us. He must have been a great man to raise a daughter with such a sweet soul. Pop will live on in the hearts and minds of all who know and love his precious children.

Posted by Donna Odom - TN - Friend   September 21, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are for your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Vickey Oakley Lane - Cadiz, KY - Family   September 21, 2020

I never had the honor of meeting you in person, however I feel as if I've grown to know you through the wonderful stories Gina and Heather have told me about you. I know you are loving father who is deeply devoted to your son Randy, and you raised a kind, loving, beautiful daughter, Gina. I hope you are surrounded with peace, reuniting with you wife. I hope you have an endless supply of wood to create heavenly masterpieces, and have every type of musical instrument your heart desires. You are truly missed.

Posted by Sandra Catton - Gainesville, VA - Family Friend   September 21, 2020


Peace, Hope and Love to the family until you meet again, eternally.

Posted by Sheila Leslie - Murfreesboro, TN - Coworker   September 20, 2020

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