William Harold Peery, 79, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at Woodlands Health & Rehab in Clifton Forge, Virginia.

He was born November 6, 1944, in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of the late William Edward Peery and Olivia Lanier Pole Thomas Peery.

Harold retired from the Homestead Resort Engineering Department as a truck driver. Prior to that he worked for 29 years at the Homestead Garage where he enjoyed meeting locals and Homestead guests.

He was a member of Healing Springs Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Hot Springs Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, bowling with the local bowling league, square dancing, golfing, and caddying for tournaments. Harold was a member of the Bath County Emergency Committee for a number of years, in which he thoroughly enjoyed making apple butter. He was a great caregiver for his mother, had a heart of gold and was a dear friend to all.

He is survived a sister, Lettie Mae Cauley & husband Thornton of Hot Springs; a brother-in-law, Smokey Joe Stover of Hot Springs; nieces and nephews, Cindy Fry & husband Kevin, Dennis Carter, Brian Stover, Tracie Baldwin & husband Tommy, Renea Lindsay & husband David, all of Hot Springs, Paul Peery & wife Melissa of Troutville, Virginia; a niece-in-law, Angel Stover 10 great nieces and nephews; 3 great-great nephews and 1 great-great niece.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Peery; a sister, Patricia Stover; a nephew Billy Stover, and a niece Karen Carter; a niece-in-law, Annette Stover.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2024, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Goforth officiating. Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Lee Altizer, Mark Hepler, James Carpenter, Keith McElwee, Willie Green, Carl McCune, Steve Clark, and Tom Seabolt. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at McLaughlin & Young funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.



  1. It was my pleasure to have known Harold since grade school! He was a true friend and he enjoyed keeping in touch with friends by phone. I, for one miss his daily calls. He will be missed by many but I know he is with our Lord and Savior today!

    • He showed everyone love and respect and had the happiest smile! He was well loved at the woodlands and I was blessed to be his therapist

  2. So sorry to hear this. He was a good fella. Praying for the family.

    • Harold was a great man to always chat with and will be missed by many.

  3. So sorry to hear this. I have known Harold since I was a very little girl. Harold was always so very kind to me, and I have always had the highest respect for Him. To the Family, I am so very sorry for your loss, and to His many friends and Church Family, I am praying for you all. God Bless.

  4. So sorry about Harold he was a great friend and loved to help others and so good to his mother

  5. So sorry to the families for your loss. Harold was a sweet person no matter when or where you’d see him. You all in my thoughts and prayers. May his memories help ease your heart aches. Angie Selmon

  6. Rest in peace Harold.

  7. Such a shock and so sorry to hear about Harold passing. After Mom passed he became a regular to check on Dad, whether it was bringing him the mail daily or giving him a quick phone call. Once Dad was in the nursing home, Harold visited him frequently. He was at his best when he was looking out for someone. He was always taking care of Aunt Libby, there for whatever he could do. There aren’t many like Harold. He was a good guy and I am sure will be missed by many.

  8. He was such a nice man. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family and friends.


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