Carl Edward Peoples, Jr.

Carl Edward Peoples, Jr. (E.C.), 73, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Carl was born in Henderson, NC and grew up in Roanoke Rapids. He graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in 1962, and the apprentice program at the paper mill. He retired from the paper mill after 42 years of service. He was also the welding instructor at Halifax Community College for several years.

Carl was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He took his skills as a welder and learned the art of blacksmithing, which he enjoyed regularly even on his last day of life. Above all, he loved his family and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a member of East 10th Street Church of Christ for 53 years, and of Halifax United Methodist Church for 17 years.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother and father, Pearl and Carl Peoples, Sr. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 53 years, Norma Jo; his children, Carl III (Sahana), Chuck (Lee), and Christina (Bruce); his grandchildren, Eli, Cora, Ella, Langston, Maya, and Bodhi; and step-grandchildren, Jonathan and Abby.

The family will receive friends at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services on Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Celebration of Life will take place at Halifax United Methodist Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. The family will have a private interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Nature Conservancy, 334 Blackwell Street, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701 and Halifax United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 365, Halifax, NC 27839.

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