Billy Wayne Peoples Sr., age 90 of Rockwall, TX, passed away February 18, 2019. He was born May 8, 1928, in Blackland, TX, to Jesse Lee Peoples and Allie Mae Stewart. Billy was a teller of tales, he loved to entertain people. He was Boy Scout leader and a volunteer fireman for Rockwall. Billy loved to collect cars, fish, and ski. He was a member of the Rockwall Whataburger coffee club. Also, Billy was a huge Rockwall Yellow Jacket football fan. He truly loved going to the games. Billy was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed dearly by his family.
Billy is survived by his daughters: Lynda Jane Morris and husband Doug, Mary Ellen Watkins and husband Tom; sons: Billy Wayne Peoples Jr. and wife Claudia, Philip Peoples and wife Sneshana; grandchildren: Melissa Stoddart and husband Craig, Marc Morris, Justin Watkins and wife Erin, Luke Watkins, Taelor Peoples, Billy Wayne Peoples III, Nadia Mae Peoples; great grandkids: Nicholas Stoddart, Christopher Stoddart, Margaret Stoddart, Kaitlyn Stoddart, Chloe Watkins, Haydn Watkins and Ella Kae Watkins; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Ellen Berniece Peoples; his parents; two sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, Monday, February 25, 2019, at First Baptist Rockwall-ML Jones Chapel. Interment will follow in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019, at The Gathering at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.