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Gregory Dale Peebles

December 20, 1963 — August 17, 2023

Dale Peebles, “one of the good ones”, and a lifelong resident of Boyd, TX, broke many hearts when he left this life unexpectedly, at the early age of 59, on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the home of Dale and Sindy Peebles, 1074 CR 4781, Boyd, TX. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at The Peebles Family Cemetery, near their home (please follow signs). Tim Sipes will officiate, along with Juanita Ransom. Dale was born on December 20, 1963, to H.B. and Lucretia (Smith) Peebles, in Hurst, TX, and moved to Boyd at the age of 5, where he made his home for the rest of his extraordinary life. He loved “Boyd America”, and all the people that it brought into his life. He had a special bond with all of them. He was a man among men, and a friend to everyone he met. He was happy whether he was on a horse, a Harley or a tractor! He was the perfect mix of a cowboy, a biker and a farmer. His time spent enjoying his rides was his “therapy”. He has been called many things in his life – son, brother, husband, father, uncle, son-in-law, friend, along with a few things we can’t mention here, but his favorite of all was PapPaw! He loved his grandsons and was so proud of each of them. But if you really wanted to find Dale in his “happy place”, that would be sitting at our ‘Keeter Bar’, drinking Crown Black, smoking a Marlboro, and laughing that very distinct and undeniably unique, infectious laugh, with whoever decided to join him. If anyone showed up on any day of the week, at any time, he never turned them away, and he’d let them stay as long as they wanted. That beautiful heart of his is the reasoning behind Sindy coining the phrase “Peebles Kind Of Love”, because it was unmatched. Dale grew up as a country boy, learning at an early age to work, play and live life to its fullest. The skills he developed during those early years set the foundation for work that he would later do in life, as well as the amazing person he would become. From working in the hayfield as a kid, to his time at General Dynamics, from doing remodel work to being a heavy equipment instructor at Texas A&M, from his days in the oilfield as an equipment operator working for Big D Dozer, from his time at Luttrell Welding Service to working at Bean Electrical, to an oilfield supervisor for many years, working for Flint Energy, Hammer Construction, Kyle Erwin Construction, and most recently returning to LTC Services as an operator once again, and he did it all with dedication, hard work and pride. Speaking of being a country boy – there’s nothing like the love of a small-town country boy! Dale married Sindy (Shawn) Sumners, who he lovingly referred to as “Sindy Lou”, on June 18, 1994, in Boyd, TX, which started a love story that will outlast time itself. He said all he had to give her was his last name, to which she immediately replied, “that’s all I need”. They built a life and shared a love for over 29 years, to which no other could compare, and nothing could diminish. Being that she was his third wife, he said “Third times the charm or three strikes I’m out! I’ll never get married again!” Unbeknownst to him at the time, he would marry once again… In June of 2019, after 25 amazing years of marriage, on a beautiful summer evening, under a big oak behind their home, Dale took Sindy as his wife once again, as they renewed their vows surrounded by family and friends. His passing has left a void which nothing will ever fill. Dale was preceded in death by his dad, H.B.; his sons, Kenneth Dale and Garret Cole Peebles; Great niece Baylee Rae Auvenshine; bonus kids, Greg “Jr” Ivy and Morgan Moss. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Sindy, the love of his life for over 29 years; son, Russell Peebles of Boyd; daughter, Whitney Sumii and husband Adam of Weatherford; Grandsons, which he cherished more than life itself self, Brylan “Handle” Peebles and fiancé Emma Haynes of Boyd, Dylan “Catfish” Peebles of Boyd, Rhett “Chopper” Sumii and Liam “Stick” Sumii both of Weatherford; bonus daughter Samantha Ivy of Springtown; mother Lucretia Peebles of Boyd; brother Don Peebles and wife Shirley of Boyd; sister Dedra Fullbright and husband Howard (Tooter) of Boyd. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Connie Shawn, and brother-in-law Sandy “Bud” Shawn, all of Boyd. Other survivors include his children’s mothers, Lisa Moss of Springtown, and Amy Frasier, and husband Bobby of Bedford; and brother-in-law Mike Gray of Springtown; two very special nieces, Angie Turner and husband Cody, and Jennifer Auvenshine and husband Jeff, all of Boyd; Great nephews Barrett “Jug” Turner, Gunner “Red” Turner, and “them boys”, the twins, Riggs and River Turner, all of Boyd; great niece Rylie “Peanut” Auvenshine of Boyd, bonus daughter, Amanda Hendley and husband Phillip Hendley of Abilene, all of which he loved beyond measure. He is also survived by his “brothers from other mothers”, Bubba Peebles of Boyd, Carey Peebles and wife Rhonda of Granbury, Randy Elledge and wife Tamra of Sunset, Albert Fugitt and wife Shellye of Azle, Greg Ivy and wife Sherry of Boyd, Doug Scroggins and wife Lorie of Mineral Wells, Bing Carmichael of Chico, Mike Todd and Kerri Black of Springtown, and Darel Etter and wife Josie of Boyd; “Sister from another mister” Juanita Ransom of Boyd; Classmates and lifelong buddies, Tracy Moses of Valley View, David Hachtel of Newark, Alvin Baker and Rusty Scroggins both of Boyd, and Craig Bolin of Newark; as well as two very special people he held a place for in his heart, Vern Fry of Springtown, and Bob Wood of Balch Springs. All of these, along with a huge extended family, numerous cousins and loved ones, a host of many friends, and a long line of others, that extended from Texas to Missouri. There was not a person he every met that he didn’t touch in some way…. leaving love and laughter with each of them, and if you knew him, you probably loved him. And just as Clarence once said on ‘It’s A Wonder Life’… “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends”, and by that standard, Dale would be the richest man in the world. Pallbearer’s will be Russell Peebles, Brylan Peebles, accompanied by fiancé Emma Haynes, Dylan Peebles, Don Peebles, accompanied by wife Shirley Peebles, Bubba Peebles, Carey Peebles, Doug Scroggins, Albert Fugitt, Greg Ivy, Whitney Sumii, Adam Sumii, Samantha Ivy, Angie Turner, Cody Turner, Barrett Turner, Gunner Turner, Jennifer Auvenshine, Jeff Auvenshine, and Rylie Auvenshine. Honorary Pallbearers (Dale’s Posse) will be Jerry Shawn, Sandy “Bud” Shawn, Randy Elledge, Jason Smith, Tooter Fullbright, Vern Fry, Bob Wood, Chip Woodall, Nathan Walker, Paul Holt, Steven Holt, Chad Holt, Scott Tibbets, Mike Todd, Beau Winn, Darel Etter, Brent Wilson, Chris Steele, Clinton Wolfe, Walter Ransom, Don Patterson, Mark Romine, Don Stinnett, Bing Carmichael, Johnny Pack, Heath Shires, Kenny Whatley, Tracy Moses, David Hachtel, Alvin Baker, Craig Bolin, Randell Cutburth, Mark Oates, Brandon Fugitt, Colten Fugitt, Darryl Haley, Lynn Cordell, Wayland Pitman, Rod Bill Scroggins, Daren Etter, Chris Etter, Brandon Davis, Trae Luttrell, Matt Luttrell, Clayton Allen, Trae Hamm, Richie Keiper, Marty Cain, RL Barber, Eddie Smith, and Pedro Garcia. “Here’s to the ones we ain’t seen in so long…hold up a beer…wish they were here…the ones not forgotten but gone. They’re in a better place up there, but they sure left a hole down here…the ones not forgotten but gone.” You will forever be in our hearts, and it will be impossible to forget you! Until we see you again, rest easy.
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Visitation

Thursday, August 24, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Home of Dale and Sindy Peebles

1074 County Road 4781, Boyd, TX 76023

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Friday, August 25, 2023

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