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Billy “Bill” John Peveler, 76, of Moore, took his Savior’s hand Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. He was born May 18, 1939, in Sentinel, to Leonard and Fannie (Willingham) Peveler. Billy grew up in Clinton, where he met his first love and wife of 51 years, Annie Pearl (Baskett) Peveler. He lived his life as a born again believer in the Lord Jesus, since 1950. Billy heard his country’s call and served in the U.S. National Guard from 1961-1967, where he earned an honorable discharge for services rendered to his country. He graduated from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, in 1964. After a 38-year career at St. Anthony’s Hospital as a lab technician, Bill retired in 2004. He and his wife were charter members of Eastern Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and bass guitar player for song services for many years. Bill’s hobbies included woodworking, fishing, cruises and generally loved the outdoors. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Leonard D. Peveler (Clinton); mother, Fannie T. (Willingham) Peveler (Clinton); and brother, Wendel E. Peveler (Elk City). He is survived by his wife, Annie Pearl (Baskett) Peveler, Moore; daughters Kari Anne (Peveler) Harris and husband Allan, Norman, and Connie Lynn (Peveler) Baker and husband, Gary, Yukon; grandchildren John Harris, Norman, Kati (Harris) Moore and husband Matthew, Oklahoma City, Kaila Harris, Norman, Caleb Baker, Yukon, Justin Harris, Norman, Logan Baker, Yukon, Joshua Harris, Norman, Jeremiah Harris, Norman, Klara Harris, Norman, Josiah Harris, Norman, Kalli Harris, Norman, Khloe Harris, Norman, and Jabin Harris, Norman; great-granddaughters Ashlynn and Mattison Moore, Oklahoma City; and brother, Tommy Charles Peveler, Henderson, Texas. His last three days were spent in the gentle and compassionate care at Grace Living Center, Norman. As a testimony of his salvation from 1950 to his last breath, he lifted up his hand and opened his eyes fixed upwards as a cool breeze filled the room, he was joined for all eternity with his Savior Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Moore Bible Church, P.O. Box 6390, Moore, OK 73153. Services were held Thursday, Oct. 8, at First Baptist Church of Moore. Interment followed at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Clinton. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore.
Published on  October 14, 2015
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