J.B. Peavler, age 90, of Freeport, Ohio, died Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Oaks at Northpointe in Zanesville. He was born August 27, 1931, in Kentucky, son of the late Willie Dowell and Leona Gritton Peavler. He retired in 1986 as a powerline construction supervisor for the Hoosier Engineering Company in Dublin. He owned and operated a beef cattle farm in Freeport for many years. J.B. loved farming and old-time country music, and he was a fan of country singer Alan Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Peavler; two sons, Jay and Jerry Peavler; and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his children, J. Brent Peavler of Zanesville, Lynn (Gary) Minch of Owenton, Kentucky, and Darrell (Carolyn) Peavler of Greenwood, Indiana; one sister, Helen Isham of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and close friends Jim Ward, Ed Gibson, Emmanuel Schrock, Jackie Dingey, Charlie Ross, and Michael Sumner.
Friends may call Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 1p.m. Burial will follow at Olive Cemetery in Caldwell. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com