Big Stone Gap, VA
William “Bill” Peace, 75, passed away peacefully at NHC Healthcare, Bristol, VA on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Bill was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Big Stone Gap, VA and the Owner/Operator of Clinch Haven Farms. He was a graduate from Lee-Davis High School in Hanover County, VA, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute, Class of 1965, having been a member of the Corp of Cadets as part of the U.S. Army ROTC program. He formed lifelong friendships with his fellow RATS. Bill grew up farming with his grandfather at Woodberry Farms in Hanover County and worked 32 years as a dairy farmer at Clinch Haven Farms in Powell Valley. He was a founding member of the Wise County Farm Bureau and a member of the Wise County PSA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eugene Peace, Sr. & Virginia Coleman Peace, his paternal grandparents, John and Eva Peace and his sister, Charlotte Haynes.
Mr. Peace is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Brenda Galloway Peace of the home, his sons, John (Cathy Swinney) Peace, Big Stone Gap, VA & David (Felicia) Peace, Big Stone Gap, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Trey and Shelby Peace, step-grandchildren, Austin and Justin Falin, Kaylyn (Michael) Laws and Brittany Miller; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends at Gilliam Funeral Home on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 4:00pm with Pastor Tony Palubicki officiating.
Graveside services will be Monday, November 5, 2018, at 2:00pm at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, 5650 Powell Valley Road, Big Stone Gap, VA. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50pm. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Big Stone Gap Presbyterian Church, 304 Clinton Ave. E., Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 or Mountain Empire Older Citizens, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.
Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family of Bill Peace.
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618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219