Billy Lee Peek, age 81, of Supply, N.C. passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.
Born in Franklin, N.C. on March 17, 1938, he was a son of the late Carl Augustus and Delphia Mae Miller Peek. Billy was retired from the U.S. Navy and the Jackson County Sheriff Department, Sylva, N.C. He was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church, Supply, N.C.
Billy was an avid reader, and enjoyed scuba diving, fishing, canoeing, traveling, collecting guns and hunting. He was a talented carpenter, woodworker and locksmith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Bertha, Irene, Martha, Hallie and Christine.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Diane Johnson Peek; a daughter, Kirsten Peek of Cullowhee, N.C.; a brother, Sanford E. Peek, Sr., Summerville, S.C.; three grandchildren, Sierra Anderson, Jonas Stovall, Ethan Stovall; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the Sharon United Methodist Church, Supply, N.C.
A service with military honors was held in Franklin, N.C. the following weekend.
The family requests with gratitude that any donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com; White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel.