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Celebrating the life of
Homer F. Peeples, Jr.
Passed away on July 18, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 10:00am - Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

I am so sorry to hear this news. I pray that Homer’s loved ones rely on God now more than ever to provide them with comfort. May you all have the peace of God to soothe your minds and hearts.

Marisol , ,

I met this amazing man while working at Frances Meyer in Pooler. I couldn't wait till he visited the Company. He would always make it where I was. We had some awesome conversations. I will never forget him. I came to love this man. Just wish I could have spent some time with him in the end days. I know he will be truly missed. Rest in peace Uncle Homer.

Brenda Cox, Ellabell, Georgia

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr.Homer he was a long time customer of mines at The Best Cleaners on Wilmington Island. He made me laugh even when I didn't feel like laughing. Rest In Peace my dear friend?

Kimberly Banks, Savannah, Ga

Our Sincere Condolences! What a wonderful life Mr Peeples lived!! I know he will be sadly missed by family and Friends! Best Regards Paul & Bonnie McMillan

Bonnie & Paul Mcmillan, Rincon,

To fanily Of one of the most wonderful men I ever had the pleasure of knowing: God will rest his soul and assure his comfort of Ruthie Young Homer and His Parents. I have known many a fine man over the years from their passing through visiting with my father at the Tybee market on Tybee. Homer was among those chosen folks that My father and I both called good friends. I needed some years ago to ship an item that was oddly shaped and sized to a friend whom badly needed it. Homer told me to bring it to him and he would build me a shipping box for it. That he did and because I was sending the item out of the goodness of my heart he built the box out of his heart and would not let me pay him. For years he and his lovely Bride came to tybee every summer until the old home was sold. that was a sad day for them both. I surely have misssd them both for quite sometime and know one day we will meet again. Until then Know that such a fine man was a blessing to all whom he knew! May God bless all of you and give each of you the comfort you need!Be assured Homer Is helping God at this point too!

Mike Hosti, Tybee island, Ga

Homer F. Peeples, Jr. died on July 18, 2019 at home on his beloved creek where you could usually find him casting for shrimp and recording his daily catch. He was born February 25, 1922 in Savannah, the son of Marie Perse Peeples and Homer F. Peeples. He graduated from Savannah High School, class of 1941 where he excelled in sports and on the rifle team, achieving The US National record for 22 cal. Targets which remains UNBROKEN to this day. He entered the Univ. of Georgia until drafted into the US Army in WW II. He was discharged medically and returned to Savannah where he began his career with his father at Peeples Industries. He married Ruth Johnson in 1944 and with whom their son, Homer III, was born in 1946.

No one lived and enjoyed life more than Homer Peeples. Always an avid sportsman around the world however, he and Ruth spent as much time as possible in the rivers around Savannah and enjoying wonderful summers at Tybee. In the fall you would find the Peeples in Sanford Stadium faithfully watching the Dawgs and as soon as dove and quail season opened you would find them in the fields. There was no competing with Homer Peeples who was still the best shot in the country into his 90’s.

Most of all, Homer adored his beautiful wife Ruth and his friends who spanned several generations. He enjoyed nothing better than entertaining them royally. Who can forget his fabulous hushpuppies and pop corn shrimp!

Homer remained an active member of The Oglethorpe Club, Chatham Club, Savannah Golf Club and Savannah Yacht Club. He was a long standing member of the Forest City Gun Club, the St. Andrew’s Society, the German Heritage Society and the Alliance de Francaise Savannah.

He was predeceased by his parents, wife and son and is survived by one brother, Frank Peeples (Betty) and a nephew and niece as well as cousins and innumerable, dedicated and loyal friends.

Much appreciation is given to the devoted Delores Freeman and faithful caregivers Debra Brown, Gloria Padillo and Vivian Smart.

A graveside service will be held at Greenwich Cemetery on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 am.

Such a man cannot die out of this world. When he goes he leaves behind him much of himself. Being dead, he speaks,” Beecher.

Please send memorial donations in lieu of flowers to: The Fresh Air Home, 28 Amberwood Circle, Savannah, GA 31405, or St. John’s Church Building Fund, 1 West Macon Street. Savannah, GA 31401

 

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I am so sorry to hear this news. I pray that Homer’s loved ones rely on God now more than ever to provide them with comfort. May you all have the peace of God to soothe your minds and hearts.

Marisol , ,

I met this amazing man while working at Frances Meyer in Pooler. I couldn't wait till he visited the Company. He would always make it where I was. We had some awesome conversations. I will never forget him. I came to love this man. Just wish I could have spent some time with him in the end days. I know he will be truly missed. Rest in peace Uncle Homer.

Brenda Cox, Ellabell, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Brenda Cox — Georgia

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr.Homer he was a long time customer of mines at The Best Cleaners on Wilmington Island. He made me laugh even when I didn't feel like laughing. Rest In Peace my dear friend?

Kimberly Banks, Savannah, Ga

Our Sincere Condolences! What a wonderful life Mr Peeples lived!! I know he will be sadly missed by family and Friends! Best Regards Paul & Bonnie McMillan

Bonnie & Paul Mcmillan, Rincon,

To fanily Of one of the most wonderful men I ever had the pleasure of knowing: God will rest his soul and assure his comfort of Ruthie Young Homer and His Parents. I have known many a fine man over the years from their passing through visiting with my father at the Tybee market on Tybee. Homer was among those chosen folks that My father and I both called good friends. I needed some years ago to ship an item that was oddly shaped and sized to a friend whom badly needed it. Homer told me to bring it to him and he would build me a shipping box for it. That he did and because I was sending the item out of the goodness of my heart he built the box out of his heart and would not let me pay him. For years he and his lovely Bride came to tybee every summer until the old home was sold. that was a sad day for them both. I surely have misssd them both for quite sometime and know one day we will meet again. Until then Know that such a fine man was a blessing to all whom he knew! May God bless all of you and give each of you the comfort you need!Be assured Homer Is helping God at this point too!

Mike Hosti, Tybee island, Ga


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