Thurman “Bruce” Peele, 54, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Shirley Ellis Peele.
Bruce was born in Fayetteville, February 22, 1962, and had worked for UNCW as a landscape associate. He attended Calvary Chapel of Wilmington, and had played the drums on the worship team. He loved all sports, especially football, and was an avid Duke fan. He had a love of animals, especially his dogs Sam and Jasmin.
Besides his wife Shirley, he is survived by his mother, Rebecca Tew Peele of Wake Forest; his step-daughter, Stephanie Ellis and her fiancé Tim Day of Durham; his sister, Janice Paradowski and her husband Jay of Wake Forest; and their children Alina and Jamison Paradowski. He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Bruce Peele and his step-son Timothy Ellis Jr.
His visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 2831 Carolina Beach Rd. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Clay Ritter officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Shan Towns officiating. Gifts in Bruce’s memory may be sent to the Calvary Chapel or flowers will be accepted.
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