Archie L. Peoples entered into rest on March 27, 2011 in Manteca, California. He was born on February 12, 1932 in Jasper, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon and Emma Peoples. Archie joins his parents in heaven as well as his siblings; Coy Peoples, Ismael Peoples, Pauline Davis, Jean Bateman and James Peoples. He also precedes his son-in-law Marty Haskins.
Mr. Peoples is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Edna Peoples. His children are Don Peoples and wife Janice of Milpitas, Judy Haskins, and Carol Wynns and husband Jerry of Manteca. He was blessed by 7 grandchildren; Carla Haskins, Christy Haskins, Candi Haskins, Jennifer Larson, Melinda Peoples, Daniel Peoples and Angel Wynns. He also has three great-grandchildren; Faith & Zachary Wynns and Paige Larson. In addition, Archie has two surviving siblings, Betty Smith of Lodi and John Peoples of Oregon.
Archie proudly served his country through the United States Army where he was honorably discharged. He retired after 23 years of service at John’s Manville Pipe Company in Stockton as a crew leader. Archie was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. After retirement Archie decided to build homes from the ground up. He thoroughly enjoyed the outcome of each home as he made multi families happy with their new house they called home. Archie enjoyed fishing, gardening and hiking. His grandchildren were always amazed at Archie’s ability to make toys out of wood. They were always excited to receive Archie’s latest creation. Family meant the world to Archie; he loved hanging out with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren on any given day. Every day was special to Archie as he cherished special moments that he spent with each of his family members. Archie was a very gracious man; he would do anything for others just to help out. He loved to see a smile on your face as he was always doing something to brighten your day. Everyone that met Archie instantly fell in love with him; he was commonly described as the perfect father figure. Archie will be remembered for his zest for life and his love and devotion that he shared with others. He will be deeply missed.
Mr. Peoples’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday April 1, 2011 at 1 p.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery. An on-line guest book is available for special messages and condolences at www.plfryandson.com