Flooring industry entrepreneur Shelby C. Peeples, Jr., age 85, passed away peacefully at his residence in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Born in the Dawnville community of Whitfield County, Shelby was the son of the late Lilly Mae and Shelby C. Peeples, Sr. He was one of 18 graduates of the Dawnville High School Class of 1953.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Willena Davis Peeples; son, Alan Peeples (Roger Cheek), of Dalton, GA, daughter, Jane Peeples Stanfield (Terry), of Dalton, GA, son, Tom Peeples (Vickie), of Ringgold, GA, and son, Bryan Peeples (Amy), also of Ringgold, GA; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a loving extended family including brother-in-law Lloyd Davis, and sister-in-law, Janice Davis Skates, and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby Sr. and Lilly Mae Peeples; sister, Marjorie Peeples; nephew, Stanley Wynn; and beloved dog, Rudy.
Shelby Peeples life and legacy can be traced to his humble beginnings in the Dawnville community. Growing up in a rural community, Shelby learned the value of hard work, resilience and taking care of your neighbor. He met the love of his life, Willena Davis, in the first grade, where they became quick ...