Carl Peoples, 88, of Otterville, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014, at his home.

He was born September 21, 1926, in Fortuna, son of George Harrison and Lilia Gulick Peoples. On November 1, 1947, in Otterville, he married Helen Oswald, who preceded him in death on February 16, 2005. On May 3, 2007, he married Sue McNeal Oswald, who survives of the home.

Mr. Peoples retired from the Teamsters Local 41. In addition to driving a truck, he built four homes after retirement and did much of the work himself. He was a jack of all trades. He was always happy to lend a helping hand to friends, family and neighbors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Otterville and of the VFW Post 2005.

He loved to laugh, to tell or hear a joke, and was quick with the one liners. He also enjoyed camping trips, playing cards, traveling, music and dancing. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Sue, survivors include three daughters, Norma Crosby, of Kansas City, Debbie Fenton (Jim), of Lee's Summit, and Carla Mewmaw (Tracy), of Lee's Summit; five step children, Jim Oswald, Beverly Simmons, JennyLynn Stuedle, Paul Oswald and Frank Oswald, all of Otterville; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sixteen step grandchildren; seventeen step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Beulah Peoples, of Sedalia.

In addition to his wife, Helen, and his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Peoples.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at First Baptist Church of Otterville, with the Rev. Russ Slocum officiating.

Casket bearers will be Paul Oswald, Frank Oswald, Jim Oswald, Roger Stuedle, Mark Watring and Mike Palmer.

Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery, with military honors by VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.