Teddy L. Peel, 91, of Slater, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will play "How Great Thou Art." "Daddy's Hands will also be played. Burial with military honors will be in Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Clements, Mike Neeley, Tony Williams, Chris Servi, Jim Ed Peel and Joe Servi. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post 78, First Baptist Church of Slater or Fitzgibbon Hospital Cancer Center.
Born Oct. 2, 1915, in Slater, he was the son of the late William H. and Mary Edna Decker Peel. On July 2, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan., he married Mary Frances Harvey; she survives of the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 78 in Slater. He retired after 37 years of service with Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a conductor. He was a member of United Transportation Union and a lifelong Slater area resident.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Edna Servi of Blue Springs and Jeannie Colvin of Lexington; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.