1963-2018 Donald Terry Peeler, 55, passed from this life June 17, 2018 at his residence in Freeport, TX. He was born June 17, 1963 to Evelyn Arnold Myrick and Kenneth Wayne Peeler in San Antonio, TX. He lived in Sour Lake, TX most of his life. Terry was employed as a professional painter at Eu-neek Painting in Freeport, TX. He worked throughout his life as a painter and master carpenter, specializing in fine woodworking and cabinetry. Terry leaves behind his mother, Evelyn Myrick of Sour Lake, father, Kenneth Peeler and wife Beverly of Freeport, son, Daniel Peeler and wife Heather of Lumberton, daughter, Rachel Smith and husband Dustin of Beaumont, grandson, Treece Smith of Beaumont, brothers, Ricky Peeler and wife LouAnn of Silsbee, Dean Peeler and wife Manda of Sour Lake, Mark Myrick of Sour Lake, Kelly Myrick and wife Kim of Jasper, and sisters, Jackie Forster and Julie Almarez, along with many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and beloved friends.
Terry was a big-hearted and generous person. He gave of his time to take care of many of his friends’ and family’s Do-It-Yourself projects, which he insisted be done right (meaning we should probably stand there and watch him do it).
He knew how to find adventure and made many memories with his family camping, hiking, and swimming, although hiking with Terry didn’t always mean staying (or even starting) on the designated hiking trail, and swimming with Terry usually meant jumping from a rock or cliff into a swimming hole he found while out exploring as everyone else slept.
Terry collected antique toys and had a room full of them that he would never outgrow. He loved playing with the kids and never passed up the opportunity to ride stick horses or recreate The Civil War using army men and marbles.
Terry was a beloved son, father, brother, PeePaw, and friend. We will celebrate his life and mourn our loss with a visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. and a funeral Saturday 10 a.m. Both services will be conducted by Lumberton Family Funeral at The Apostolic Lighthouse in Sour Lake TX. Burial service at Rosedale Cemetery will immediately follow the service.