Herman L. "Bo" Peel, 73, of rural Slater, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Graveside military services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Slater City Cemetery. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Lewellen, Larry Murdock, Bill Crane, Jim Ed Peel, Brad Peel and Charlie Guthrie. Honorary pallbearer will be Russell Murdock. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Slater.
Born May 31, 1930, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Herman J. and Naydean Craigg Peel. On Nov. 26, 1956, in Slater, he married Betty Boyd, who survives of the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post No. 78 in Slater. He worked as a switchman for Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad and Illinois, Central and Gulf Railroad in Slater and Kansas City for 35 years until his retirement. He and his wife lived in Independence a number of years before returning to Slater in 1998.
Additional survivors include one son, Master Sgt. Tyler Peel of Hurlburt Field, Fla.; one sister, Evelyn Pointer of Marshall; and one grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Linwood Peel.