Raymond E. “Cow Puncher” Peyton, 69, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
He was preceded by his parents, Hiriam and Dorothy Peyton of Albemarle County. Mr. Peyton served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda France Peyton; daughter, April Peyton Collins and husband, Russell; sons Paul Peyton and wife, Rhonda Covey Peyton, and Nathaniel St. Clair; grandchildren, Abigail, Ally, Tanner, Michael, Kaitlyn, Austin, Trinity, Sara and Kalynda; loving step-daughters, Michelle St. Clair Dooley, Karen Jones and husband, Steve, and Christie St. Clair.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff on 1 West (the spinal cord injury unit) at the Richmond Veterans Administration Medical Center for their many acts of kindness and compassion during the last 15 months.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Services Office C/O Richmond VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., 1-T-126, Richmond, VA 2329.
A celebration of Raymond’s life was held at 11 a.m., Feb. 27, 2017 at Melrose Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Sprouse officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin.