Billy Wayne “Big Daddy” Peeks, age 81, of Reform passed away February 3, 2022 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Homan officiating. Burial followed in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carolyn Peeks; his parents and sister, Earnestine Pugh.
Survivors include his daughters, Sonya Dawn Peeks (Mickey Lambert) of Reform and Shannon Carol Beams (Darren) of Northport; sons, Billy Shawn Peeks (Denesia) of Tuscaloosa and Preston Shane Peeks of Reform; brothers, Joe Edward Peeks (Charlotte) and Randy Collins Peeks, both of Reform; sister, Fleta McDaniel (Perry) of Reform; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Peeks was born June 12, 1940 in Reform, Alabama to the late Ernest Preston Peeks and Annie Sue Kelley Peeks. He was a retired employee of Alabama Power Company with over 35 years of service and a veteran of the U. S. Army National Guard.
Billy Wayne Peeks was affectionately known by all of his family and to all that came to know him as “Big Daddy”. He was a loving husband, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. There was nothing that he couldn’t build or fix. Anybody that called upon Big Daddy for help knew they were going to get the best. He set an example to his children of hard work and family, which were cornerstones of his life. Big Daddy lived a full life and we take comfort in knowing his is now reunited with the Love, Carolyn “Nana”.
Pallbearers were Garitt Peeks, Jacob Beams, Noah Vail, Seth Peeks, Brandon Sexton, Jared Beams, Cason Sexton, Jackson Sexton and Chase Peeks.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.
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