Remembering Dr. & Mrs. Peeples

Remembering Dr. & Mrs. Peeples

Longtime local doctor, wife pass away hours apart

It’s almost like the perfect ending to a romance novel. Dr. Chester Weir “C.W.”

Peeples, Jr., 86, of West Memphis, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in West Memphis. His wife of 62 years, Betty Collins Peeples, died the next day at the age of 83.

The pair were longtime members of the West Memphis community.

They were members of First Presbyterian Church of West Memphis. Dr.

Peeples practiced Internal Medicine in West Memphis for over fifty years. He also served on the West Memphis City Council for several years.

Dr. Peeples received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and served as a Captain in the United States Medical Corps before setting up shop in West Memphis, where he and his wife raised four sons.

Mrs. Peeples received a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), where she met her future husband.

Betty taught English at Snowden School in Memphis before dedicating her life to her family and community service.

They are survived by four sons, Chester Weir “Chet” Peeples, III, of San Francisco, California, David Collins Peeples (Leslie), of West Memphis, John Taylor Peeples (Cheryl), of Trumansburg, New York and Guy Langley Peeples (Theresa), of Harrison. They had six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dr.

Peeples is also survived by his step-brother, R.L.


The Peeples’ legacy of service to West Memphis continues through their son David, who has served as the City Attorney for several years. Visitation for the couple will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, at the First Presbyterian Church of West Memphis. They will be buried at Crittenden Memorial Park, as they were in life — together.

By the Evening Times News Staff