Walter Chambers Peddy Jr. of Tenaha, Tx. passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the age of 95.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home from 5:00 to 6:00 for the family, and 6:00 – 8:00 for public viewing by friends and neighbors.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the United Methodist Church of Tenaha. Burial will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.
Walter was born on July 26, 1925, in Ralls, Tx. He was the son of Walter C Peddy Sr and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy. He grew up in the Methodist church of Tenaha and raised his own family in the same church that he attended his whole life.
In January of 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in four naval campaigns during World War II. He was very proud of his service to his country and was honorably discharged in April of 1946.
He came home from his service to his country, and married the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Chambers, on September 29, 1947, and they enjoyed a long marriage of 73 years.
During his life time, he owned and operated Peddy’s Tailor Shop in the mid 1940’s and also tried his hand at operating the picture show theatre in Joaquin, TX. He became a telephone lineman for the local telephone exchange and found his calling. He did this for several years and then bought and operated Tri-County Telephone Company in Garrison, Texas, until he retired.
Walter was very active in his community and served as a Tenaha ISD Board of Trustee for several years. He supported his Tenaha Tigers and was an active member of the Tenaha Quarterback Club. He was also a member of the VFW, Post 5620, of Carthage, TX. Walter was also a very active supporter of his church.
After retirement, he was very blessed to be able to travel extensively and to enjoy his hobbies of RV’ing and fishing. In his later years, he loved to read and took great enjoyment in watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren as they participated in different activities.
He is survived by:
Wife of 73 years, Dorothy Jean Chambers Peddy of Tenaha, TX.
Cynthia Adkins of Clear Lake, Tx.
Cathy Moore of Tenaha, TX.
George Peddy (wife Karen) of Garrison, TX.
Karen Peddy of Kingwood, TX.
Scott Moore and wife, Deanna, of Longview, TX
Dr. Walter Jarmon Peddy and wife, Amanda, of Garrison, TX.
Kim Morris and husband, Mike, of Corinth, TX.
Amanda Alba of Friendswood, TX.
Joshua Adkins and wife, Gurjeet, of Friendswood, TX.
Megan Broussard and husband, Nick, of Friendswood, TX.
15 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by:
Parents, Walter C. Peddy Sr and Ollie Lee Pou Peddy
Brothers: Jennings and wife, Helen, Peddy; Julian Lee and wife, Faye Peddy
Sisters: Inez and husband, Lewis Pool; Agnes and husband, Ben, Parker
Daughter-in-Law: Pam Peddy
Son-in-Law: John Moore
Grandson: Bradley Morris
Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Dr. Walter J Peddy, Joshua Adkins, Robert W. Peddy, Talmadge Hargraves, Carl A. Hargraves, Landon Peddy, and Hayden Peddy.
The family would like to thank Jo Ann Dodson for the wonderful and loving care she provided for our Dad during his last years.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com