UPDATE**** Streaming service can be viewed at the bottom of the obituary.
William H. “Bill” Peyton, Jr., 71, of Lewiston, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022.
He was born to William and Dolores (Schwanke) Peyton, Sr., on March 2, 1951, in Arlington, Virginia.
Bill loved to go golfing, and especially enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was fishing, hunting, or morel mushroom picking. He cherished spending time with friends and family. On weekends, he would often gather with his friends to play cards or go fishing, hunting, or golfing. He also enjoyed watching football, and bowling.
Bill and his wife, Christina, were painters for 43 years, in the town of Lewiston, Michigan. He was loved and admired by many in the community and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Christina (Walter); mother, Dolores; son, Sam (Jessica) Peyton; granddaughter, Braelyn; sister, Cathy (John) Good of Ocean Pines, Maryland; along with nieces, nephews, 2 great-nephews, and 1 great-niece.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, with visitation, beginning at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
8 comments on “William H. Peyton, Jr.”
RIP dear friend. Fly with the Angels and watch over all of us. Your passing has left a void that cannot be filled, except with the wonderful memories, laughter and love we shared. We love you Dell, Marcia, Rocky, Kaycee, Todd and family.
You will be missed Bill, rest in peace.
Marilynne and Alan Kiriluk
Rest in Peace Uncle Billy!! Yes, I know you’re my cousin, but I always thought of you as my Uncle. 🙂
I am so happy you are no longer suffering, and am lucky to have the beautiful memories of you. A hard worker, and possibly a harder player 🙂 Always so much fun to watch you, laughing and joking, boating, skiing, fishing and all the things at the lake.
Until we meet again 🙂 Fly High Billy & save me a boat ride & some bait.
Chris and all the family, I’m sorry to see Bill has passed. I’ll forever remember Bill’s voice as well as your Dad’s, two wonderful Characters. Tom Wagar
My condolences Christine, I remember Billy was an all-around hard-working, fun-loving guy we are all going to miss. I can recall you sitting on a log nearby when Bill came by where I was working and he asked me who the girl was. I told him who you were and to go over and introduce himself, which he did. And there you have it, a budding long-life romance!
Someone so special can never be forgotten, may your soul rest in peace. Until we meet again Bill.
Someone so special can never be forgotten, may your soul rest in peace. We sure had some funny time’s together. I will miss you. Until we meet again.
A dear friend from those younger years long ago will be missed. You were always smiling. I can still and always will hear your contagious laugh. God bless you Billy.