Michael Richard Peoples, 69 of Cadiz, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Monte Vista, Colorado. He was born March 31, 1951 in Woodsfield, Ohio a son of the late Oscar and Alma Ruth Turner Peoples.
Mike was the retired Chief of Police in Byesville; was a veteran of the U.S. Marines; a member of the Cadiz American Legion where he served as President of the Legion Riders.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by his stepfather who helped raise him, Philip Scaffide; by a sister and her husband, Candy and Gene Slack.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Hawthorne Peoples; 3 sons: Jeffrey (Valerie) Neesmith of Townsen, Georgia, Michael Mellot of Greenville and Brent Mellot of Cincinnati; a daughter, Ashley Meighen of Byesville; 2 stepsons: Jason McConnell of Freeport and Bryan McConnell of Angus, Texas; 2 step daughters: Amber Hepburn of Maynard and Stephanie Davis of Cambridge; grandchildren: Cheyenne, Titan, Jacob, Sierra, Julia, Parker, Braylon, Joey, Haily, Maddox, Rylie, Gavin, Dani, Caige and Garrison; a sister, Lynn (Dick) Dunlap of Uhrichsville, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 9, from 6:00 p.m. until time of service at 8:00 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz with his wife, Patricia Peoples officiating. Burial will be held the convenience of the family. Legion service will be held at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for Memorial Contributions to his daughter, Ashley Meighen for his grandson Titan who is battling Muscular Dystrophy, 202 South Sixth Street, Byesville, Ohio 43723.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com