Jerry Peebles

January 10, 1940 ~ February 6, 2022

Born in: Marshall, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Jerry Samuel Peebles, 82, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 6, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of his high school sweetheart, Lois Peebles. They shared 61 years of marriage together.

Jerry was born in Marshall, Texas on January 10, 1940, and raised in Corsicana. He married Lois Bowden on June 3, 1960. He attended Navarro College and Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington. After serving in the Army from 1962 to 1968, he was an Arlington business owner for sixteen years. He retired from Textron Bell Helicopter Engineering Lab. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Arlington and was a member of Arlington Sportsmans Club and Dallas Arms Collectors. He was also a former member of Great Southwest Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Jaqueline Peebles. He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Jeff, of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Chad Crow of Argyle. He was the “PawPaw” of two adored granddaughters, Madison and Caroline Crow.

Even as his health declined, he maintained his jovial and caring spirit. Before leaving the hospital a few days before his passing, a nurse stopped by his room because she “wanted the chance to meet Mr. Peebles,” who had gained a reputation amongst the hospital staff for being “the sweetest man.” He will be remembered by all who knew him for his gregarious nature, strong faith and work ethic, and love of all people (and dogs).

Due to Covid concerns, a small family memorial service will be held at Wade Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 2022.

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  1. That is such a lovely tribute to a great man! A man of God, wonderful father and devoted husband. He made everyone feel special What a blessing and joy to have know Jerry Peebles. I can picture his smile and hear his laugh. Love to all of you! -The Mallens
    Marnie, Kev, Fiona and Chloe Ann

  2. Jerry was one of the hardest working people that I have ever met. A great man who was always willing to help others with a smile. We will miss him! Prayers lifted up for the entire family. God bless.

  3. Jerry Peebles had an infectious personality and laugh that impacted anyone who encountered him. He was a very kind and giving man who along with his family have been friends of our family for many years and for that we are grateful. Stories told by my parents, Tom and Winona, of humble beginnings from Corsicana to Arlington and especially the Christmas tree story will live forever in our family lore. I am also grateful to have worked for him and am thankful to have been able to learn from him as he willingly shared his knowledge/passion of sports afield /hunting and firearms. We will miss Jerry but will cherish our memories of him and we extend our sincerest sympathies to Lois, Jeff, and Amy/Crow Family.

  4. What a legacy of love he lived and passed down to his beautiful children and grandchildren. Praying peace over Mr. Peebles’ family and friends as they celebrate and remember him. Much love to you all!

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the time spent with him during hunting season. Prayers with you

  6. I went to school with Jerry at Corsicana. I always thought highly of him . A good guy. So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of his family

  7. Jerry was a very kind and special person. He was so full of life and had that wonderful smile. We send our condolences and love to your family. May God be with each of you through this sad time.

  8. I worked with Jerry at Bell Helicopter. He was a wonderful person to know, a hard worker, always ready to help and always ready to give a kind word.

  9. CandleImageLois, you know our CHS group will be thinking of you and all your family at this most difficult time. Our group is one in which we all grew up together and sad to lose a classmate, as well as a friend to so many. Thank you for all the years you and Jerry were there to be support for our CHS59s reunions. May you find comfort and peace in all your memories close to your heart.

  10. CandleImageJerry was my boss for a while and soon became my friend. After finishing gunsmithing school I returned home to Texas, went straight to Peebles Gun Shop on Cooper Street and asked Jerry for a job. He hired me on the spot and I enjoyed every minute. I met the love of my life (Jill) while working there.
    Lois our hearts and prayers are with you and your family as you morn Jerry’s passing.

  11. We all will dearly miss Jerry. Especially all the greeters and persons entering his door at FBCA. Our grandson Jacob will never forget him helping with his guns and discussing hunting. We are praying for Lois and the family. Joe and Jean

  12. We are so sorry for your family. Take comfort in knowing Jerry is in Heaven. As a family, reflect on the memories and love and comfort each other.

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jerry at Bell Helicopter and he was a wonderful person to be around. Never down, always optimistic and always a smile on his face. I will always remember Jerry’s smile.

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