David R. Peeler, Jr. ’52

David R. Peeler, Jr. ’52, of Winston-Salem, N.C., was born June 22, 1929, and passed away July 10. He was a resident of Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem, having retired from a 40-year career at Burlington Industries as an executive vice president of the Klopman division in the early 1990s. He was a beloved father and dear friend to many. Born in Cleveland County, N.C., he graduated from Davidson in 1952, where he played football. He loved playing golf and tennis, and remained an avid fan of all sports throughout his life. A favorite tradition was breakfast out with his friends, which was something he did without fail for many years. Survivors include his son, Douglas David Peeler (Jodi); his daughter, Alison Carol Peeler ’78, 929 Oaklawn Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27104-1038; their mother, Jess Carter Peeler; sisters, Catherine P. Ross and Margaret P. Harbison; and four grandchildren, Elana, Gregory, Carter, and Maris.