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Ben Blount Peete Jr., 79, of Hoover, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. He was born April 14, 1938, in Limestone County, Alabama, and was raised there.
Ben earned the bachelor of science degree from the University of North Alabama, Florence, before earning the master of business administration degree from the University of Alabama. His employments included systems analyst at Marshal Space Flight Center, Huntsville, internal control manager at the Xerox Corporation, director at Faulkner University of Birmingham, and Realtor at Realty South.
Ben was a member of Homewood Church of Christ. His favorite pastimes included cheering for Alabama Crimson Tide football, observing politics and watching FOX News.
Ben was predeceased by his parents, Ben B. Peete Sr. and Nell Newby Peete.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Witt Peete; three daughters, Carrie George (Ian), Andrea Perry (Christian), and Amy Thompson (Jeff); one son, Brandon Peete (Hillary); 10 grandchildren, Phoenix George, Scarlet George, Felix Peete, Beatrix Peete, Savannah Thompson, Austin Thompson, Cross Thompson, Sophia Thompson, Brantley Perry, and Maddie Perry; and one brother, Joe N. Peete (Gail).
Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Homewood Church of Christ, immediately followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Ministers Rick Kaufhold and Brett Walters will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shepherds of Homewood Church of Christ, and active pallbearers will be friends and relatives.
On Monday, Aug. 14, the gravesite committal service will be held at 11:45 a.m. at Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Homewood Church of Christ's Mission Fund or to Fuel the Vision Fund at 265 W. Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209. Or, make memorial gifts to Rainbow Omega, www.rainbowomega.org/donate.
Arrangements by Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama.
Published on August 11, 2017
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