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Edward Dewey Peper, Sr.

September 1, 1945 — May 3, 2023

View Video Tribute Edward Dewey Peper, Sr., 77, retired employee of Commonwealth Edison, died Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at his residence in Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611 or donate blood at any local Red Cross. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born September 1, 1945 in Montgomery County, Illinois, he was the son of the late Henry Dewey Peper and the late Fern Irene Seaton Peper. Mr. Peper served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1967, and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. An avid collector, he collected coins, guns, and model trains. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, spending time with his family, donating blood, and understood the benefits of donating blood to the community. For over 20 years, he loved bee keeping. Survivors include his wife, whom he married December 30, 1968, Sandra Kay Bristow Peper of Columbia; children, Michael (Karen) Peper of Girard, Illinois; Jonathon (Rebecca) Peper of Laramie, Wyoming; Brian (Andrea) Peper of Harvel, Illinois; Christina (Jerry) Lacy of Pinckeyville, Illinois; Edward Peper, Jr. of Marysville, Ohio; Kay (James) Murphy of Columbia; Jamie Peper of Columbia; Anthony (Crystal) Peper of Farmersville, Illinois; Sara (Richard) Coulton of Orlando, Florida; Dorothy (Kort) Oldenburg of Farmingdale, Illinois; grandchildren, Joshua, Tiffany, Kaitlyn (Ryan), Kara (Jay), Kailey, Connor, Cole, Bastian, Molly, Justin, Matthew, Alyshia, Olivia, Ava, Ethan, Stephanie; great grandchildren, Gracelyn, Jameson, Henry; siblings, Lester (Lois) Peper, Charles Peper; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Peper, Albert Peper, Donald Peper, and Harold Peper. Active pallbearers will be his sons-in-law and grandsons.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Friday, May 26, 2023

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320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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