OBITUARY

John Peel

August 13, 1933April 20, 2021
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John Glendel Peel, of Sikeston, passed away peacefully April 20, 2021, at Southeast Hospital with his two sons at his side. He was born August 13, 1933 to Lester and Faye (Harrison) Peel in Hornersville, MO and raised in the Vanduser/Morley area, where his family moved while he was still an infant. He served during the Korean conflict from 1953-1957 as an aircraft mechanic on B-25’s. He married Linda Mayfield in Morley, MO; on July 26, 1958. From this union he had two sons; Mark (Kim) of Sikeston, and Steven (Laura) of Egypt Mills. Linda preceded him in death in March 1999. He then married Nita Cooper on April 20, 2003 who had adult children from her previous marriage with Sonny Cooper. Tracy (Sue) Cooper of Wentzville and Noell (Jim) Robbins of New Madrid. Nita preceded John in death in 2005. John retired from Ameren UE, after 30 years of work. John, a devoted husband and father, enjoyed spending time with family and friends. John, a devoted Christian and servant of our Lord, was a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Sikeston and was one of the founders of Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston. He had many interests including gardening, fishing, hunting and volunteering. He was a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 21 years. In 1981 he was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest award the Boy Scouts bestow to volunteer leaders. In 2004 he had the honor to have his name placed on the Sikeston Honors Board for 52 years of outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community. John is also survived by eight grandchildren, Anne (Darren) Jones, Katie Peel, Rebecca Peel, Sarah (Alan) Lowe, Megan (Brad) Wilson, Nathan (Josey) Cooper, Brandon Robbins, Thorne (Paris) Robbins. He has three great grandchildren Asher Jones, Harper Jones and Tenley Lowe, and many beloved friends, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Imogene Hatley, and brothers Edwin Peel, Charles Peel and Darrell Peel. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm Monday April 26, at the First Baptist Church of Sikeston, MO. Services will begin at 12:00pm with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. A private committal service will be held at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO. Military Rites will be conducted by the Missouri Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Darren Jones, Alan Lowe, Randy Kimes, Tracy Cooper, Jim Robbins and Doug Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons at First Baptist Church of Sikeston, Stan Bandermann, Jim Barnes, Gerald McConnell, Ray McCord, Mike Parker, Howard Peridore, Steve Crawford, Rudy Ponder, Tom Richey, George Parker, Don Swilley, Terry Isaacs, Doug Griffin, Chuck Thompson and Woody Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his honor to Missouri Delta Foundation, 1008 North Main Street, Sikeston MO 63801 or First Baptist Church, 1101 N Main, Sikeston, MO 63801. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Lou & Peggy DAdamo

April 21, 2021

John was an awesome person. God bless John and his family. We cherish the memories of our special next door neighbor.

Sondra Phillips

April 21, 2021

I have some great memories of John while I was growing up. He used to drive a gas truck and fill up the farmers' tanks around Morley. He would stop by my dad's gas station in Morley and take me with him. I stayed in the truck while he filled the farmers tanks. There was also the time he wanted to dress a turkey for my mom to cook for Thanksgiving. I watched at the kitchen window while John chopped the head off the turkey. The body of the turkey went crazy and John chased it all over the backyard! John had the kindest, God-loving, heart. He was always available to help my mom and dad. He was a great blessing to our family.

Love and Prayers for you all,
Sondra Phillips (sister-in-law)

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