James Walter “Dub” Peck of Miami passed away at 3:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami. He would have celebrated his 80th birthday this month.
Dub was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Commerce, Okla., to Arthur and Minnie (McCumber) Peck.
He proudly served his country with the United States Army during World War II.
He was a graduate of Commerce High School and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, graduating with a degree in business.
Dub married the love of his life, Dorothy Jonsson, on Feb. 7, 1948, in Miami, Ok. They enjoyed barrel racing at various rodeos; but most of all, the couple enjoyed spending time with their family and friends and held them close at heart. The couple was blessed with nearly 60 wonderful years together.
Dub worked as an accountant for many years with Burtrum Motor Company as well as Glen-Berry Manufacturing Company. In 1975, he served as president of the Wyandotte School Board. He was an active member of Wyandotte Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 147 of Miami. He was an active member of First Christian Church of Miami and president of the Martin class.
Dub is survived by loving wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Sharon Kay Peck of Tulsa; his mother; one brother and his wife, LeRoy and Neomi Peck of Commerce; one sister and her husband, Nancy and John Phillips of Tulsa; two nieces, Carolyn Minson and her husband Ron and Carol Owens, all of Miami; sister's and brother's in law, Dan and Lavern Robinson of Miami and Lloyd and Naomi Schubert of Wyandotte; grand puppy, Baby, and a host of friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at First Christian Church in Miami. Gary Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca (Mo.) Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Norris Greer, Dave Ritchey, Bill Robertson, Jim Cundiff, Robbie Robinson and Ron Minson. Honorary pallbearers will be LeRoy Neil, Harlin Brewer, Leo Captain, Woody Duvall and Chuck Beaver.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Miami.