PEELER, John

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PEELER, John Gardner

Age 92; of Springboro, OH; died Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Kettering Hospital. John was born in Candler, NC, on

September 2, 1929, to the late William Z. and Mary (Shytle)

Peeler. John graduated in 1953 from Clemson University and left for the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956 where he worked as an engineer at Edwards Air Force Base. John has been a faithful member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church since 1953. John was one of the founding members of Mound Steel in 1964, the first commercial business in the village of Springboro. In 1982 John left and started Heldon Group, also in Springboro where he was the primary architect, engineer, and constructions manager for 400 buildings in Southwestern Ohio. John took immense pleasure in his many travels around the world. He was preceded in death by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews from the Ashville, NC, area. John is survived by his wife, Sue (Reed) Peeler; his children, Virginia Ann (Peeler) Carmichael, Kimberly (Peeler) Luft, John G. Peeler Jr.; his grandchildren, Sean Mathew Messinger, Alex Gardner Messinger, Laura Ann Bissell, Emily Luft and Gregory Luft. A Memorial Service will be scheduled in the spring on 2022.