Mr. Bobby Tie Peden, 79, born May 8, 1933, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Bobby was a graduate of Murray County High School and played on the school’s first football team as a tackle.
Bobby was a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force, having served a tour in the Korean War, two tours in the Vietnam War and his final tour in Anchorage, Alaska.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Crandall. Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He and his wife could often be seen walking the mall together or visiting their friends at the senior center.
Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Nora Cloer Hawkins; stepfather, William “Bill” Hawkins; father, Charlie Peden; sisters, Betty Bookout and Mary Ruth Ledford; and brother, Larry Peden.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jimmie Lou Crider Peden of Crandall; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Annette Peden of Crandall; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Headrick of Crandall; grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Gina Headrick of Jefferson, Brandon and Sarah Headrick of Cleveland, Tenn., Laura and Jeremy Nix of Chatsworth and Mary Peden of Crandall; stepmother, Maude Peden of Cohutta; brothers, Ralph Peden, Gene James, David Peden, Waymon Peden, Darrelle Peden and Edward Peden; sisters, Geneva Ward, DeEtte Green, Brenda Brown and Debbie Whaley.
Services for Mr. Peden will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home. Bobby’s pastor, Curt Thomason, and grandson, Brandon Headrick, will be officiating.
Interment with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Peeples Funeral Home and Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge.