The Obit For Buzz Peeler

Hugh Peeler

Published in Hickory Daily Record on November 1, 2012

Hugh James "Buzz" Peeler, of Gastonia, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Buzz was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Lenoir-Rhyne College. He was best known for his pitching heroics in the summer of 1953, when he led Cherryville's Post 100 baseball team to the Little World Series.

Buzz was a member of the NC Legion Baseball Hall of Fame, still holds the record for most pitching wins in a single season, and was a much-beloved teacher and coach.

He is survived by his mother, Sharlene Peeler, of Hickory; his sister, Phyllis Little, of Taylorsville; and his sister, Michelle Peeler Rosenbalm, of Hickory. His son Mike lives in Gastonia and his son Chris lives in Atlanta with Buzz's grand-daughter, Sophie.

A ceremony to celebrate his life will be held at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m.

Friends and family will gather immediately following the ceremony in the church fellowship hall.

Donations in his honor can be made to the National Kidney Foundation , Charlotte chapter.

A Simple Service, burial and cremation, is serving the family 704-884-0150.