Patricia “Pat” Fowler Peeler May 13, 1943 - January 16, 2019

Patricia “Pat” Fowler Peeler, age 75, of Hendersonville began her dance with the angels on January 16, 2019, after losing her battle with dementia and quick onset of cancer.  Born on May 13, 1943 in Horse Shoe, NC she was the daughter of the late Frank and Wilma Davenport Fowler.  She was also preceded in death by her first grandson, Colton Lee Osteen.

Pat married James “Jim” Peeler on June 15, 1963. The two met as juniors in high school.  Jim asked her to dance at Boyd Park which turned into a lifetime of dancing.

She was a faithful servant of Christ, active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and former member Horse Shoe First Baptist. Pat was a dedicated mother who always put her children first and never missed a dance recital or ball game. She was also devoted daughter to her parents and tended to her mother throughout her dementia illness. Her greatest family accomplishment was becoming Gramma to 11 grandchildren.

Pat had a vivacious personality and loved to have fun! With her big smile and infectious laugh, she made everyone she met feel welcomed and loved. Family and friends would always say, she never met a stranger. Pat was often seen dancing to 50’s music, singing Christmas carols and praising God with the gospel. Pat and Jim’s passion for travel lead them on many adventures, but their favorite was spending summer nights camping with family. She would always tell her family to live their life to fullest and she was a true example of that.   Pat’s life is a living example as a woman devoted to the Lord and her family.

Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, James “Jim” Peeler; her daughters, Jamie (Tony) Osteen, Michele (Aaron) Harper, April (Bob) Burns; her son, Aaron (Christine) Peeler. The true light in her life were her beloved grandchildren, Addison(23), Grace(19), Colton, Hunter(18), Nolan(16), Presley(12), Blaise(12), Soren(11), Cruz(8), Davenport(7) and Jake(5).

The family will hold a celebration of life service at 2pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Mud Creek Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made, in honor of Pat Peeler, to Mud Creek Baptist Church’s Memory Support Group or the Hope Academy.


Date: 01/20/2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Mud Creek Baptist Church

403 Rutledge Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 692-1262


Date: 01/20/2019
Time: 1:00 pm ~ 2:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church

403 Rutledge Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 692-1262

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  1. Stephen Soisson says

    Dear Jim and Family. We are sending all of you our continued prayers for peace, healing, and wholeness during this time of remembrance and celebration of Pat’s life. We know Pat will always have a special place in so many hearts. She was truly a one of a kind, genuine, first-class lady. Pat lived it out the right way, the loving way. Her light will continue to shine in so many, in so many ways, from generation to generation. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…
    Blessings and Love,
    Soisson Family

  2. Brian Allen says

    Mr. Peeler and Family, it is with heartfelt sorrow that I write this. I was saddened to hear of your loss; Pat was a special and loved soul. I know there are no words that I could write (I was never good at the written words anyway) that would ease your pain or mend your hearts. I think all we can do is reflect back on the memories that we as individuals have of the time we were blessed to have spent with her and share some of it with you. By that I guess we are celebrating her life instead of passing. After watching that wonderful tribute video I got a brief chance to see the few years (ok, allot of years) I missed after leaving. While growing up with Y’all there was always something going on, with 2 sometimes 4 boys running loose. Pat always had a smile and was nice to us all (or at least me ?), even if telling us to go home or I’m going to call your mom. And as you well know we wasn’t known as the most well behaved kids, but I never got the impression that it bothered her at all, even though she was raising 3 girls at the time. Pat always included us in birthday parties and other activities you would have. During beach trips and camping it was the same way. This was a big deal to us back then and to this day. Jim, my Dad (stepdad but dad none the less) was your 1st cousin and I know you well enough to say you are a great man, father and grandfather. I am truly sorry for you and your family’s loss and my family and I are praying for Y’all during this most of difficult times. God Bless

  3. Debbie Ford says

    Dear Jim and Family:
    We are deeply saddened in the loss of Pat. She was such a ray of sunshine…and is shining brightly still! May God comfort you and give you peace during this time. What a beautiful memory she has become for all of us who loved her…and what joy awaits to see her again! Isaiah 40:31. Blessings and Love, Debbie and Carlos Ford

  4. Phyllis Hostetler says

    We are saddened by the passing of my cousin Pat’s passing. Our hearts go out to Jim and all the children and grandchildren and to Shirley, Linda & David.
    Phyllis and Gordon

  5. Bryan Bradshaw says

    What an honor to know Pat! She is easily the most consistently joy-filled person I know. I have never seen her ‘not-smiling.’ Looking back on life, I can tell that she lives what she believes. Not just that, she always sees the good in people and in life. She has been an incredible friend to my mom and according to my mom, she and Pat spent time praying for me during some pivotal points in my life and I am so thankful. I am honored to know Pat & I am honored to know all the Peelers..! God bless y’all!

  6. Sue Leopard says

    Dear Peeler Family, My heart breaks for all of you and all that loved Pat to much. I happen to be one that still loved her . I have SO many good memories of us “girl cousins”,Jean, Shirley. Pat and myself playing at our Grandparents house. Since moving away in the early 60’s, we didn’t see much of each other, but she never failed to send a picture Christmas card of the children every year. Missed this past Christmas or so. My first name is from her Mother…. Wilma. Love and prayers Dear Family.