Don Peale

Former UPS and Paris Landing State Park worker Don L. Peale, 70, of Paris died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with Jerry Massey, Larry Simmons, Todd Henson and Trent Bullock officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Tarkington, Randy Prince, Scott Berryman, Terry Williams and Jimmy and Roger Veazey.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Cullen Sunday school class of First Baptist Church, UPS drivers and David Webb.

Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. today at Ridgeway Funeral Home and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Peale was born March 27, 1949, in Paris. He was the son of Imadell Phillips Peale of Paris, who survives, and the late Howard Lyndle Peale.

He was married Nov. 22, 1968, to Anita Cox Peale of Paris, who survives.

He also is survived by a daughter, Andrea (Jeremy) Lemonds of Paris; a son, Michael Rhea (Lindsey) Peale of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three grandchildren: Preston Peale, and Emily and Eva Lemonds; two sisters, Angie (Mike) Hall of Paris and Diana Goss of New Johnsonville; and a brother, Jerry (Terri) Peale of Paris.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Lowe.

Peale retired from UPS after 30 years and later from the State of Tennessee at PLSP after eight years. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge 108 and the Paris Elks Lodge for 51 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Paris-Henry County Jaycees, holding several positions, including general manager of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry. A family member said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard sales and auctions.

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