Gary Bailey Peebles

Published 2:24 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EDINBURG — Gary Bailey Peebles, 55, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in his home.

Gary Bailey Peebles

Mr. Peebles was born on June 21, 1962, in Lawrenceville, Virginia, a son of Marion Wilson Peebles of Lawrenceville, and the late Ann Bailey Peebles.

He was a 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech.

He retired from the Virginia State Police in 2014 after 27 years.

He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Woodstock.

Surviving, along with his father, are his wife of 29 years, Mary Peebles; brother, Robert M. Peebles and wife, Pamela, of Midlothian, Virginia; sister, Mary Ann Crowder and husband, David, of Boydton, Virginia; brother-in-law, John Taraldsen and wife, Missy, of Hickory, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Mimi Brousseau of St. Martinville, Louisiana; nieces and nephews, Lindsey Peebles, Colin Soles, Tripp Taraldsen, Amanda Brousseau and Lynn Brousseau.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m., in Valley Funeral Service. 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, Virginia. The Rev. Kathleen Murray will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family had received friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 122 E. Court St., Woodstock, VA 22664.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.