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Alton Peebles, Sr.

January 25, 1935 — August 6, 2021

Alton Lamar Peebles, Sr., 86, son of James Roberts Peebles Sr. and Mary Elinor Cox Peebles. Beloved husband, father and grandfather went to continue his life with The Lord our Savior on August 6, 2021 at Advent Health Hospital of Ocala. He lived a long fruitful life as a resident of Conner, Florida. The Florida native was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and graceful soulmate of 53 years, Eloise A. Peebles. Along with his brothers; Robert, Douglas, Loddy, and Harold. His sisters; Edna, Madeline, Opal, and Majorie and grandson, Dayton Lamar “Jack” Peebles. May they be all together again in the House of The Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia S. Peebles and his sister Lonnice P. Blanchard. His daughters: Annette Peebles of Ball Play, TN; Regina Miller (Scott) of Tampa, FL; Rena Bernal of Ocala, FL; and his only son, Alton Lamar Peebles Jr. (Lori) of Silver Springs, FL. His granddaughters: Jessica McCarter (Clifton) of Ball Play, TN and Kayla Bernal of Ocala, FL. Grandsons: Jared Davis of Jacksonville, FL and Bryan Benner “Muddy Buddy” (Kristina) of Rutledge, TN. Great granddaughter: Neva McCarter of Ball Play, TN and great grandson: Bryan Benner Jr. of Rutledge, TN. Stepchildren: Shannon Johnsen (Timmy) of Salt Springs, FL and Derek Faw, Colorado Springs, CO. Step granddaughters: Payton and Jordan Johnsen of Salt Springs, FL. Chloe Gideons of Pigeon Forge, TN. Step grandson: Matthew Gideons of Pigeon Forge, TN. Sister in law: Cleo A. Waters of Hawthorne, FL. Brothers in law: Donald Smith of Tallahassee, FL, and Tommy Smith (Cindy) of Ocala, FL. *Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Alton graduated from the School of Forestry in Lake City, FL, and later worked for the U.S Forestry Service for many years, along with Godwin Sawmill. He proceeded to open his own company, Peebles Timber. Alton also had a strong talent of building homes. He was accompanied by his best buddy, Bobby Peebles in constructing the home where he raised his beautiful family.

One thing for certain, Alton Peebles loved his church; his brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. He was always willing to share The Word of The Lord to assure that he would once again meet his friends in Heaven. He was a loving man, who was a leader in honesty, gratitude, and respect. He was a man with a plan. He was a stubborn, nap taking rascal. He especially enjoyed going mullet fishing. It brought him great pleasure to visit and hunt in Kentucky with his nephew Gerald Godwin (Charlotte).

His last words were, “I am ready to go sit on the front porch now.” If you knew Alton, he loved his rocking chair. Now let his soul be at rest as he watches down on all left behind. He will forever be his family’s guardian angel.

A small graveside service for immediate family only will be held at Waldena Cemetery in Lynn, FL, officiated by Pastor Wayne Hunter. A memorial service will be held at a later date at First Baptist Church of Silver Springs.

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