Joel Thomas PEGG
Published in The Sacramento
Bee from August 6 to August 7, 2010
PEGG, Joel Thomas
Born in Sacramento on December 12, 1934, to Jewell and Alma Pegg, Joel
passed away after a short but valiant fight against cancer on August 1,
During his 75 years, Joel was an accomplished professional baseball player,
an avid hunter and fisherman, a trial attorney, and an author. Joel and
his twin brother David were members of a McClatchy High School baseball
team that won 52 consecutive games without a loss and captured three San
Joaquin Conference Championships.
Both Joel and his brother David signed contracts with the Milwaukee Braves
in 1954. After high school Joel played professional baseball for the Milwaukee
Braves Organization for two years. When he was drafted into the army in
1957, he was trained as a Ballistic Meteorologist.
After the army, Joel became a successful trial attorney and practiced
law for more than 28 years. Since his retirement, Joel has written eight
Joel is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Faye Spire Pegg; his daughter
Lori Pegg, her husband Stephen Schmid, daughter Madeleine Schmid; and
his son Grant Pegg, his wife Pamela Pegg, and son Matthew Pegg.
Joel was preceded in death by his twin brother, David Pegg.
Joel enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends in Death Valley
and Montana - camping, fishing and hunting. He will be dearly missed.
At Joel's request, no services will be held.