Thurston Alcardo Peebles

August 14, 1937June 25, 2019

Thurston Alcardo Pebbles, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Lexington, KY. Thurston was the son of the late Willie B. and Idella Wade Peebles. He leaves behind to cherish his memories a devoted son Celwyn; daughter Cheryl Peebles; devoted sisters Vera L. Preston and Idella J.Young; grandchildren Cassandra and Brandon Clark, Cayden Peebles and Theodore Peebles; two great grandchildren, Olivia and Karlee Clark; close and personal friend, Connie Hurt and a multitude of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service to celebrate Mr. Peeble's life will be held at Eleven O’clock on the morning of Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Roselawan Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN. Thurston confessed his faith in Christ at an early age. He graduated from Pearl High School. He then graduated from Tennessee State University, serving in the ROTC, and then serving in the Army. While at Tennessee State he met his late wife, Bernice Tate. He worked as a supervisor at IBM for over 40 years. Thurston was preceded in death by his parents Willie B. and Idella Peebles; brothers, Douglas and Thomas T.; sister, Beatrice Peebles Glover; and his son, Cyril Peebles. To leave thoughts or memories, please visit, Friends are cordially invited to visitation one hour prior to the graveside service. Roselawn Funeral Home,5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro,TN 37129 615-893-2742


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Placement Saturday, July 6, 2019


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Rick and Stephanie Reams

July 1, 2019

We are so sorry to hear this. We lived next door to the Peebles for many years on Pastern Ct. We thought so much of both of them. Please know your family is in our prayers

Rick and Stephanie Reams

Renita Cobb

June 29, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Peebles’ family. My association and love for the Peebles’ family began when I first met Douglas Peebles, Thurston’s baby brother, many years ago. My love for this family has not diminished from that day to now. I pray God’s blessings of comfort and peace to all of you during this most difficult time and in the days to come. 🙏🏾💓

ray davis

June 29, 2019

Thurston and Bernice were my next door neighbors for many years in Lexington before moving to Murfreesboro to be nearer to Bernice's family. A few years ago Celwyn moved Thurston back to Lexington to receive better healthcare.

Thurston and I renewed our friendship and the bond between us became even stronger. We referred to each other as brothers by another mother. Every Tuesday we would have lunch together and sometimes his friend from Nicholasville, John Martin, would join us. Later, his friend Connie Hurt would go with us. We would discuss current events, politics and every subject under the sun! He was a good listener and a great story teller. His interest in the world and in people never faltered.

As his health declined we looked at several assisted living facilities, and when we visited Sayre Christian Village, we both agreed that we had found the right place. Thurston made many friends there.

My life has been enriched and blessed by knowing Thurston. No one could ask for a better friend. He was a wise and intelligent man with great compassion for others.

God speed, my friend. Your pain and struggle are over. You can now spend eternity with your Lord. His promise has been fulfilled. I miss you.

Christina Bowen

June 28, 2019

I was a dialysis patient with Mr. Peebles and got to know him over the last few years. He was a joy to see every day. He will be missed so much by myself and all the other patients. His sharpness, wit and sense of humor were like none other.

John Martin

June 27, 2019

"TAP" as we all knew him was a wonderful boss and a friend. I had the pleasure of working with TAP at the City of Nicholasville after we retired from IBM and LexMark. My wife Kathy and I loved TAP like a brother.