WINCHESTER — Louise Minor Peek, age 77, of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Willows of Winchester.
A native of Scott County, Virginia she was the eldest child of the late Dana “Danny” Minor and Lucille Hutchins Minor. She was a 1952 graduate of Boones Creek High School.
In 1953, she took a position with the FBI in Washington, DC, in the Fingerprint Division. In 1953, she married Bobby Carl Peek and they made their home together in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. They eventually relocated to Welcome, NC, and later to Jamestown, NC, where she was an active member of the 1st Baptist Church in Jamestown.
In 1977, they made their home in Brentwood, TN, where she attended Judson Baptist Church in Brentwood and later 1st Baptist Church in Franklin. In 1991, they moved to Franklin County to enjoy their retirement near Tims Ford Lake.
Throughout her life, she was deeply involved in church work, including foreign and domestic missions, teaching Sunday School and G.A., Bible Sword Drill team, children’s nursery. She was a member of the Franklin County Garden Club, Violet Club and served as President of the Republican Women’s Club of Franklin County. She had been a member of the Winchester First Baptist Church since 1991.
She will be remembered as a very loving and giving person and as a great admirer and impersonator of Minnie Pearl with her “Howdee, I’m so proud to be here!”
In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bobby Carl Peek; brother, Fred Minor.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Lorraine Peek Bennett (David), of Saudi Arabia, and Jill Peek, of Winchester; son Richard Peek, of Winter Springs, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Bennett and Joseph Carl Bennett, both of Murfreesboro, and adopted, Tony Baba, of Pakistan; sisters, Brenda (Danny) Dickey, of Johnson City, TN, Joyce (Bob) Gant, of Plano, TX, Genie Fritts and Tammy Minor, both of Kingsport, TN, and Donna Minor, of Gray, TN; brothers, Charles (Sheila) Minor, of California, J.D. (Kay) Minor, of Kingsport, TN, and Stanley (Peggy) Minor and Phil (Judy) Minor, both of Gray, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2012, with Rev. Allen Rogli and Darell Williams officiating.
Interment will follow at Watson-North Memorial Park. Active pallbearers are Richard Peek, Stanley Minor, Joshua Daniel Bennett, Stan McMahon, Clinton Swafford and David Smart; honorary pallbearers will be Danny Dickey, Charles Minor, J.D. Minor, Phil Minor and Joseph Bennett.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Arrangements entrusted to Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398. (931) 967-2345
For those who desire, memorial contributions be made to Franklin County Camp, The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 476, Winchester, TN 37398.
Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.