Gale O. Peecher

June 23, 1936 ~ June 5, 2019 (age 82)


Gale O. Peecher, 82, of Chillicothe, passed away 2:14 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

     He was born June 23, 1936, in Lickskillett to the late Walter and Opal Thacker Peecher. On February 12, 1956, he married the former Mary K. McKee who survives.

     Also surviving are children, Scott (Sue) Peecher, of Clarksburg, Gayla (David) Vest, Jeff (Sheri) Peecher and Sara (Nathan) Cutright, all of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two on the way; a brother-in-law, Roger Swaney, of Richmond Dale; sisters, Jackie Angus, of Sandusky, Juanita (John) Meeker, of Londonderry and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his beloved pet, Poppie. He was predeceased by his mother; father and stepmother, Theresa Peecher; sisters, Pat Falco, twin sister, Ruthie Swaney; a brother, Lloyd Peecher and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Peecher.

     Gale retired from Thompson Consumer Electronics/RCA, volunteered at Adena Regional Medical Center and was a choir director for 23 years at First Christian Church in Chillicothe.  He was a member of V.A. Golf Course, Barber Shop Quartet and Brookside Church.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Dr. Ralph Hux and Pastor Brent Rolsten officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookside Senior Sunday School Class or Ross County Christian Academy, 2215 Egypt Pike, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

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June 7, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Funeral Service
June 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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