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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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William Peoples

William Blake Peoples

Monday, May 21st, 1951 - Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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MASSENA- William Blake Peoples, 68, of 655 County Route 42, peacefully passed away at his home, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

Blake was born on May 21, 1951 in Johnson City, NY, son of the late William and Ruth Peoples. He was a 1969 graduate of Johnson City High School and earned his Associates degree in Liberal Arts in 1972 and nursing in 1973, from Broome Community College. In 1989 he earned his Three-Year Diploma in Practical Bible Training, and earned his Bachelor’s and Masters in Christian Education from Great Plains Baptist Seminary in the mid 1990’s. He married Susan Elise Conrad on March 9, 1974 at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Endwell, NY.

He worked at multiple hospitals and nursing homes in New York and Texas and was a Pastor and Christian School teacher in New York. He was currently a member of the Massena Baptist Church, and was a long-time member of Bible Baptist Church in Cortland for over 20 years.

Blake was a Boy Scout, from age 11 to 24, and was just shy of earning his Eagle Scout Badge. In 1972 he was honored with the Order of the Arrow Vigil. He began his personal relationship with Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1980, and his family will forever be grateful for his legacies of faith and his sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife Susan; and his three children, Debra Lynn Benjamin, Diane Marie (Charles) Shearer, and Dawn Nicole Peoples, all of Massena; nine grandchildren, Barbara (Lewis) Horner, William and Christopher Shearer, Brooke, Ashley, and Amber Benjamin, Abigail, Joshua, and Nicole Shearer; and three great grandchildren, Brayden Horner, Blake Benjamin and Zachary Homza.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Massena Baptist Church on Saturday, July 6th at 12 noon. Friends and family may call at the church beginning at 11:00 AM until the time of service.

Donations may be made in William’s memory to Sandy’s Steps, 267 State Highway 37C, Massena, NY.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Massena Baptist Church
    Dover Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 12:00pm
    Massena Baptist Church
    Dover Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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