Tray John (T.J.) Peoples
Tray John (T. J.) Peoples, 31, of Waco, Texas passed away September 22, 2019 in Waco, TX. Family and friends will gather for a memorial service held at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 2 PM.
T.J. was born on February 18, 1988 in Fort Worth to Ron and Jo Beth Peoples. T.J. grew up in Weatherford where he excelled in sports including football and basketball for Weatherford High and as well his love for golf.
T.J. loved to travel anywhere where the he could sink his toes in the sand, especially Tropic L on the Brazos River and endless beaches; he also loved going to the San Juan Mountains around Lake City, Colorado; and further, going with his dad to hunt down south.
He is survived by his parents, Ron and Jo Beth Peoples of Waco; his sister, Kelsey Peoples of Denver, CO and his other sister, Meaghan and Ray Perkins of Dallas; as well as his 2 nieces, Maci and Madelyn Perkins. He was preceded by his two grandfathers, Jack Resch and Bill Leek.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to Recovery Resource in Fort Worth or to a charity of your choice.
Published on September 30, 2019


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Dan Latham
Oct 03, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Tray John (T.J.) Peoples by Dan Latham.  Send flowers
Brandon Garrett
Oct 02, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Tray John (T.J.) Peoples by Brandon Garrett.  Send flowers
Asa Toni Shea and Desi Baldwin
Oct 01, 2019
May TJ's light shine forever bright in your hearts! The Baldwins
R.Trey White
Oct 01, 2019
Prayers for you Rooster and Jo Beth and your girls..May God give you the strength to heal one day at a time...God Bless you my friend!
Carrie Respass
Oct 01, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Tray John (T.J.) Peoples by Carrie Respass.  Send flowers
Paul Galloway
Sep 30, 2019
I first met TJ when I was a Sophomore at WHS. He was a Freshman invited to play up with the JV which was a special case in 2002 because the 9th grades had their own teams; JV was Sophomores and Juniors only. He was a great athlete, an immediate contributor to our success. He continued to be a cornerstone for the team each year I played and the year after I graduated; he made us better and he gave us confidence. He was tough. I remember once on JV he was flipped upside down once and landed on his and neck but immediately popped up. His Sophomore year on Varsity vs Duncanville at home he found himself alone on the far sideline facing a running back who was behind a lead blocker twice TJ's size.... Their fans yelled so loud when he got ran over I thought for sure he would be hurt but I don't remember him coming off the field for a play. On the football field I was proud to call him a teammate because he gave our team a better identity than the one we would have had if he wasn't there; there was always a chance of something brilliant happening when we got him the ball. Off the football field I remember him being joyful. I know he was an intense competitor but I can only remember him smiling. He had the ability to enter into a conversation and immediately give you his attention; it made you feel like what you had to say mattered. He once gave me a pair of cleats that he had only worn once or twice; they weren't working out for him and when I said I liked the way they looked he just gave them to me and never asked for them back. I remember observing his confidence and thinking I should make the effort to be more like him, to not worry and to just be yourself. Everybody has faults, but regardless TJ had a myriad of strengths as a person. I hadn't seen in him over ten years since moving away from Weatherford but his impact was still significant and I would have welcomed seeing him again. As much as I'm able to I'll always remember the good moments about him. To his family and nearest friends I extend my deepest apologies. I pray that during this time you will all be able to grieve well and appropriately in the midst of this trial.Read more