GLENFIELD, NY – Gordon E. Peebles, 86, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, with his family at his side.
Mr. Peebles was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Rodman, the son of the late Dwayne and Helen Louise (Kessler) Peebles.
He married Eleanor Schneider, mother of his children, in September 1956 and their marriage ended in divorce.
He married Marguerite E. (Jordan) Dorrity on July 24, 1976, at Forest Presbyterian Church Rev. John K. Sharp officiating. Their marriage was later blessed at St. John’s Catholic Church. Maggie died on Feb. 21, 2006.
Gordon was employed by Teal’s Express, Inc., in Watertown where he retired from. Gordon and Maggie owned and operated Keystone Manor Bed & Breakfast in Glenfield where they made their home.
He is survived by his five children, Mitch G. (Sue) Peebles, Jeffery E. (Cynthia Bache) Peebles, Kathy A. (Christopher) Cole, Laurie E. (David) Maggio, and Penny S. (Kenneth Roussel) Urquhart; his stepchildren, Bertha Dorrity, Ronald L. (Mary) Dorrity, Terry L. (Ann) Dorrity and Dale P. Dorrity; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth, and Donald Peebles.
Gordon was predeceased by his step sons, Douglas Dorrity and Harold J. Dorrity Jr., and three brothers, Carl, Robert and Richard Peebles.
Gordon was a member of the Teamster Union, Mad River Hunting Club, and served as Councilman for Town of Martinsburg.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. James W. Chaufty, Deacon, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the funeral home.
Gordon’s family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at The Central Hotel, Glenfield, following the funeral service.
Memorials in Gordon’s name may be made to: Parents of Special Children, Inc., Attn: Theresa Familo, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, NY 13069; in honor of his grandson, Adam.
Messages of sympathy may be shared online at: www.sundquistfh.com