OBITUARY

Laurin Skeebo Peele Jr.

February 5, 1932November 11, 2012

Mr. Laurin “Skeebo” Black Peele, Jr., 80, a resident of Greensboro died Sunday November 11, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Mr. Peele was born February 5, 1932 in Guilford County, the son of Laurin Black and Verl Peele. He worked with the AC Corporation until he retired in 1997. Mr. Peele was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents. On October 24, 1965 he was married to Betty Jean Turner Strader who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home is two sons, Victor L. Strader and wife Lynette of Eatonton, GA, Terry G. Strader and wife Connie of Greensboro; his adopted daughter, Babs Cox of Greensboro; one sister, Barbara Gleason of Denver; six grandchildren, Season Hudson, Whitney Farnell, Shelby Wright, Brooke Payton, Jennifer Smith, Luke Strader and six great grandchildren. Skeebo was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Betty, an avid Tar Heel fan, and enjoyed traveling and collecting rare coins. A proud Marine Corps veteran, he loved sharing stories from his years of service. He also looked forward to his weekly Bojangles breakfast meetings with his closest friends. Skeebo never met a stranger in his life, and was known to many throughout the community by his smile, handshake, and funny jokes. These jokes and stories brightened the lives of everyone he met. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel. Interment with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation, Interment with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard
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Melanie

November 15, 2012

I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, nor did you ever let me know if you were in bad health, but I suppose you didn't want me to know. I'm so lucky to have met you, and I know your soul will still be with us still at Cracker Barrel. Please watch over us and stay in my heart forever. I will miss you but never ever forget you. <3

Beth Gibson Maness

November 15, 2012

To the family of Skeebo. I first met him through one of his coffee buddies, my father. The times I saw him he was always such a treat to be around.
He had such a great time telling my son a few years ago when we visited the coffee buddies, what his first name was and that he didn't want to be called by that name because it was a girls name. My son was so engrossed and delighted with the secret, that as we left that day he announced (quite loudly) Bye, Laurin. My son was son tickled as Skeebo acted upset with a twinkle in his eye and a wink.
Skeebo will be missed by all whose lives he touch. I am so thankful that my life has been blessed with knowing him.
God bless and keep all of you in his arms through this time.

November 15, 2012

To The Family:
The staff at Wells Fargo Vandalia Office will sadly miss Mr.Peele smile and his jokes.

November 14, 2012

You won't know me, but I was privileged to be a friend of "Skeebo" for over 50 years, meeting him through work at Western Electric Co. This was when AC Corp. was located in the ORD area for a number of years. I still remember "Skeebo" leaving the Burlington plant and playing the "Dukes of Hazard" tune on a horn-like device he had in his truck! ( Anything to put a smile on your face!) I know you will miss him terribly...he was truly a special person.
Wayne Beal, Burlingtron

Janice, Kimberly, Cara Randleman

November 14, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

November 14, 2012

To the family of skeebo,
Just a note to say, I lost one of my best friends. Skeebo and I worked together at AC Corp. for 30 years. Oh, what memories we shared of the good and bad. But I will never forget that he's one of a kind. Memories that will last forever.
A great loss,your friend,
Ray Setzer

November 14, 2012

Dear Betty,
I am in shock. I am out of the country and found the obituary for Skeebo on line. I cannot believe it. I did not hear from him very often, but he has always been a favorite of mine. I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Zella

Peter Noakes

November 13, 2012

Dear Betty and family,

My heart goes out to all of you for your incredible loss. As you know, Skeebo was like an 'uncle' to me after growing up next door for 17 years. He gave me my first job cutting his lawn every week and helped me ride my first bike. I will miss him dearly but have a childhood lifetime of memories to remind me of how kind and generous of a man he was.
No one could've asked for better neighbors than Betty and Skeebo and I'm so glad I stopped by on that December day back in 2009 to say hello.

God bless,
Peter Noakes

November 13, 2012

Dear Betty Jean and family,
You won't know me by name but I am one of Skeebo's cousins.(I'm a Grandaughter of Aunt Catherine Peele's Sister, Rosa Bullard Williams). I saw Skeebo from time to time and we enjoyed our short "visits" and talking about family, etc.
I was so saddened to hear of your loss and will be praying for all of your family thru this time of grief.

God bless all of you.

Shirley Younts Gardner and family

Leon's Friendly Center

November 13, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.