Delmar Peebles, 77, Lakeville

Delmar E. "Spike" Peebles, 77, of Lakeville, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland.

He was born Sept. 10, 1935, in McConnellsville to Carl and Mary (Huffman) Peebles and married Marilyn Doty Dec. 19, 1958, having just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the Diamonite Co. in Shreve for 47 years.

Spike loved horses and was a member of the American and Ohio Quarter Horse Assoc. He was an avid NASCAR fan and was instrumental in the formation of Lakeville Speedway. He always looked forward to his Sunday morning coffee crew with John and Janet Baker and Walt Kline.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Pam of Lakeville and David (June) Peebles of Big Prairie; three grandchildren, Daniel Peebles, Amanda (Matthew) Mallasch and Jeremy (Kim) Parks; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sue (Wayne) Myers; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by a sister, Sarah Austin, and three brothers, Earl, Russell and Robert Peebles.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 29 at Pioneer Cemetery with the Rev. Joanna Lance officiating.

Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve handled arrangements.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland 44805.

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