David Peoples, 69, of Winfield, formerly of Guin, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1953, in Birmingham. He is the son of Jackie Noyes Peoples Wright and the late Frank Peoples. He lived in Guin most of his life. He was a 1972 graduate of Marion County High School where he was quarterback for the 1971 state championship football team. He was inducted into the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. He attended Auburn University, received his BS degree from Jacksonville State University, masters degree from UNA and EDS from Alabama A&M. He taught and coached in Guntersville, Sylacauga, Mt. Hope, Red Bay, Brooks High School in Killen, Wilson High School in Florence, all in Alabama, and was principal of Anderson Jr. High School. He was a former member of the Killen Methodist Church serving in many positions and a current member of the Winfield Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son - Patrick Neil (Melody) Peoples; grandson - Landry Jaxson Peoples; mother - Jackie Noyes Wright; sister - Mary Ann Bell; brother - Danny Peoples; former spouse, mother of his son and friend - Kathy B. Peoples; uncle - Charles Albert (Sarah) Noyes; four nieces; two nephews; several cousins and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his father - Frank Peoples; step-father - Robert Earl Wright; brother - Phillip Wright; aunt - Brenda (BeBo) Wright; and nephew - Jeremy Peoples.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at the Winfield Methodist Church.
Bro. Patrick Gunn was the officiating minister.
Memorial Funeral Home
7195 U.S. Highway 43
Guin, Ala. 35563
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