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 William Lee Peavler

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William Lee Peavler

Birth
Mackville, Washington County, Kentucky, USA
Death
Mar 1978 (aged 60)
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
63791706 View Source

William Lee Peavler (1917-1978) was the son of Willie J. and Omie Camden Peavler. He was born in a log cabin in Washington Co. KY and died March 4, 1978 at Haggin Memorial hospital while on the operating table for emergency appendictis surgery.
William Lee served in Kentucky National Guard and U.S. Army during World War II. He was held as a Prisioner of War from April 1942 to 1945. He was a member of 192nd Tank Batallion Unit under the command of Capt. Edwin Rue. The military unit was captured after the Battle of Bataan in the Philipines and was held by the Japanese until the end of the war. During the march William Lee was injured in the knee by a Japanese soldier for no known reason except he was walking to slow. Everett Collier, a fellow soldier in the 192nd acted as a medic and bandage the wound saving his life. In 1945 when the war was over, William Lee was located in POW camp in Japan.

William Lee married Emogene Holderman in 1946 and became the proud father of several children including the following: Frances, A.J., W.T, Henry, Herbert, Arlen, and Condit. One son, Randall preceded him in death and was buried at Spring Hill cemetery.
He was survived by his father,W. J. Peavler, of Harrodsburg, 3 sisters, Ella, Ovie, and Jewell, all of KY and brothers, J.T,of Missouri, Marshall of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Omie Lee Camden Peavler Logue, son, Randall Peavler, step-father, Mr. Harrison T. Logue and several relatives.

William Lee Peavler (1917-1978) was the son of Willie J. and Omie Camden Peavler. He was born in a log cabin in Washington Co. KY and died March 4, 1978 at Haggin Memorial hospital while on the operating table for emergency appendictis surgery.
William Lee served in Kentucky National Guard and U.S. Army during World War II. He was held as a Prisioner of War from April 1942 to 1945. He was a member of 192nd Tank Batallion Unit under the command of Capt. Edwin Rue. The military unit was captured after the Battle of Bataan in the Philipines and was held by the Japanese until the end of the war. During the march William Lee was injured in the knee by a Japanese soldier for no known reason except he was walking to slow. Everett Collier, a fellow soldier in the 192nd acted as a medic and bandage the wound saving his life. In 1945 when the war was over, William Lee was located in POW camp in Japan.

William Lee married Emogene Holderman in 1946 and became the proud father of several children including the following: Frances, A.J., W.T, Henry, Herbert, Arlen, and Condit. One son, Randall preceded him in death and was buried at Spring Hill cemetery.
He was survived by his father,W. J. Peavler, of Harrodsburg, 3 sisters, Ella, Ovie, and Jewell, all of KY and brothers, J.T,of Missouri, Marshall of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Omie Lee Camden Peavler Logue, son, Randall Peavler, step-father, Mr. Harrison T. Logue and several relatives.


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