Roy Donahue Peebles, Sr.

12/21/2010, 6:28 p.m.

January 30th, 1930 - December 14th, 2010

Roy Donahue Peebles, Sr., longtime resident of the District of Columbia and father of millionaire real estate developer R. Donahue Peebles, died recently at the age of 80, in Conyers, Georgia due to complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Peebles lived in the District for over 50 years; he moved to Conyers, Georgia in 2005 with his second wife, Ann Odom Peebles.

Mr. Peebles was born January 30th, 1930 in Emporia, Virginia to Roy and Virginia Peebles, the eldest of their five children. Mr. Peebles, an Army veteran that served in the Korean War, settled in Washington, DC in 1952 upon the completion of his military service. He married Ruth Yvonne Willoughby in 1957 and the couple had their only child, Roy Donahue (Don) Peebles, Jr. Mr. Peebles was a great inspiration to Don and to all who knew him.

In addition to working for the Federal Power Commission for 30 years; retiring March 1987. Peebles also operated a part-time small business in Pet worth as an auto mechanic. As a boy, his son R. Donahue Peebles, Jr., would often assist him in his garage, an experience Mr. Peebles, Jr. credits as one of the influences in the development of his work ethic.

Survivors of Roy Donahue Peebles, Sr. include his wife of 34 years, Ann Peebles of Conyers, Georgia; his only son R. Donahue Peebles, Jr., of the District of Columbia and Coral Gables, Florida; his grandchildren Roy Donahue Peebles, III and Chloe Alexandra Peebles; his sisters Ana Carter, of Emporia, VA and Roberta Wiggs of Upper Marlboro, MD; and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.