Eli B. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Eli B. Peachey, 76, of 25 Margery Road, Belleville, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at University Hospital, in El Paso, Texas.
He was born June 20, 1937, in Belleville, a son of the late Daniel Y. and Fannie (Peachey) Peachey. His wife, Lillian Joan (Unruh) Peachey, of Ithaca, Mich., whom he married on Aug. 26, 1960, survives.
He is also survived by children, Marlin Peachey and wife, Lorinda, of Belleville, and Irene Lawson and husband, Dale, of Parrish, Fla., and grandchildren, Vincent, Clark, Kayla and Sheldon Peachey.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph I., Ben Z., Daniel J. and Aaron Z., and sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Rachel) Swarey, Mrs. John (Salina) Renno and Sadie Peachey.
For a time, he owned and operated an auto repair business at the intersection of Green Lane and state Route 655, Belleville. Later, he owned and operated Peachey's Stove Shop, Mill Creek. After selling his business, he continues installing and servicing heating systems.
He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed doing things for them. He always had an optimistic outlook on life and enjoyed helping others.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Rock Haven Church, in Belleville, with Stanton Schmidt and Henry Swarey officiating.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the church.
Interment will be held in the Rock Haven Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.