Mr. Harold Lewis Peek, age 81, of Cedar Bluff, AL passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Cherokee Health and Rehabilitation Center in Centre, AL.
Mr. Peek was born in Shawmut, Alabama on September 13, 1927, son of the late Lon and Mildred Cotton Peek. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Auburn University in 1950. Mr. Peek was a member of the Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was Vice President of Manufacturing at the Riegel/Mount Vernon Textile Mill. Mr. Peek was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. Mr. Peek served on the Trion School Board of Education for 25 years, 23 of those as chairman. He served as president of the Trion-Summerville Rotary Club, Director of the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce, Director of Farmers and Merchants Bank, past member of the Trion First Baptist Church, past chairman of the Chattooga County District of the Boy Scouts of America and Lifetime Honorary Member of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. Mr. Peek was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Peek and Ralph Peek.
Mr. Peek is survived by his wife, Barbara Adams Peek of Cedar Bluff; son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Leanne Peek of Broomtown, AL; daughter, Sally Peek and partner, Heather Kunz of Decatur, GA; and grandchildren, Mary Katherine (Kate) Peek, Rowan Lewis Kunz-Peek, Michael Richardson and Luke Richardson.
Funeral Services for Mr. Peek will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Cordell and Mr. Bill Kinzy officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Kinzy, Barry Duke, Reggie Dowdy, Mike Camp, Jimmy Persons, and Don Henderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Walt Meadors, Dr. Sam Garner, Jim Lindsey, and Roger Chastain.
Mr. Peek will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 until 8 P.M.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contribution should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 855 Abutment Road Suite 6, Dalton, GA 30721.