~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Samuel Thomas Peace III
November 3, 1938 - December 9, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Samuel Thomas Peace III, age 81. Captain Peace joined Delta Air Lines 09-03-1968 and retired with Delta based Atlanta. He is survived by his wife Petra, his children and grandchildren.
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A graveside memorial service will be held December 21, 2019….please see obituary below for details.
For those wishing to send condolences, the family address is listed as
802 Meadow Lane, Henderson NC 27536-3851.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary………… Samuel Thomas Peace III
Samuel Thomas Peace, III, 81, of 802 Meadow Lane, died Monday, December 9, 2019. Born November 3, 1938 in Vance County, he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas Peace, Jr. and Ann Coleman Peace. He attended Woodberry Forest School, graduated from Henderson High School and earned a degree in business administration from UNC- Chapel Hill.
Tom had a successful career in the airline industry as both a commercial and private pilot. He was a Captain for Delta Airlines, the manager of the O’Hare Field Office for ALPA from 1973 until 1974 and President of The Falconer Group, Inc. His article, "Simulators- A New Approach" appeared in the 1973 edition of Air Line Pilot Magazine. He earned special meritorious awards from Delta. He retired from Delta after 30 years and enjoyed working for three major TV stations as a videographer. Tom was a member of the Henderson Jaycees, was a Past President of the Henderson Kiwanis Club, a former Mason and a member of First United Methodist Church in Henderson.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery by Rev. Bobby Fletcher. Tom is survived by his wife, Petra Roesnick Peace; two sons, Christopher Thomas Peace and wife Karen of Alexandria, VA and Sean Coleman Peace of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Victoria Peace and Gwendolyn Peace; one grandson, Santiago Peace. The family will receive friends following the service at the home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org/donate . Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.