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Obituary for John C. Peele Jr.

John C. Peele, Jr., 82, of Ellington, CT passed away on July 21, 2022. He was born on June 3, 1940 in Bennettsville, SC to the late John Peele and Virginia (Quick) Poole. He opened Peele’s Barber Shop in Rockville, CT with his wife Sharon in 1958 and was a fixture of the community until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed spending his time restoring his 1964 Pontiac GTO’s. He loved fishing, Crystal Lake, flea markets and NASCAR. He spent many summers with his family at his second home in East Dover, Vermont. He is survived by his son Shane Peele and his wife Dianna of Wales, MA, his daughter Shannon Wesson and her husband Eric of Monson, MA, his grandchildren Daniel Wesson and Morgan Wesson, his brother Jim Poole and his wife Annemarie of Boston, GA. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Sharon (Bartlett) Peele. He was always the entertainment…”Unbelievansin.” Relatives and friends may join the family on Sunday, July 31, 2022 between 1pm-4pm at the Burke Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect Street, Rockville, CT. A Graveside Service will take place on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10am at Grove Hill Cemetery in Vernon, CT. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Our Companions Animal Rescue & Sanctuary 46 Floeting Road Ashford, CT 06278 For online condolences please visit