Mr. Laurin "Skeebo" Black Peele, Jr., 80, a resident of Greensboro died Sunday November 11, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Mr. Peele was born February 5, 1932 in Guilford County, the son of Laurin Black and Verl Peele. He worked with the AC Corporation until he retired in 1997. Mr. Peele was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents.
On October 24, 1965 he was married to Betty Jean Turner Strader who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home is two sons, Victor L. Strader and wife Lynette of Eatonton, GA, Terry G. Strader and wife Connie of Greensboro; his adopted daughter, Babs Cox of Greensboro; one sister, Barbara Gleason of Denver; six grandchildren, Season Hudson, Whitney Farnell, Shelby Wright, Brooke Payton, Jennifer Smith, Luke Strader and six great grandchildren.
Skeebo was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Betty, an avid Tar Heel fan, and enjoyed traveling and collecting rare coins. A proud Marine Corps veteran, he loved sharing stories from his years of service. He also looked forward to his weekly Bojangles breakfast meetings with his closest friends. Skeebo never met a stranger in his life, and was known to many throughout the community by his smile, handshake, and funny jokes. These jokes and stories brightened the lives of everyone he met.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel. Interment with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.