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Jacob "Pete" Pyeatte
Jacob Peter (Pete) Pyeatte, 90, of Cape Girardeau, MO, passed peacefully from this life on July 11, 2020. Pete was born April 26, 1930 in Muskogee OK, to Ralph Pyeatte, a mortician, and Mabel (Hubbard) Pyeatte.
Pete attended elementary through high school in Siloam Springs, AR. He received a BS from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Pete married Linda Alexander in 1952. They had two sons, Jacob Peter Pyeatte, Jr and Sam Pyeatte.
Pete graduated from mortuary school in Dallas, TX, in 1956. After his father’s passing in 1957, Pete became the owner of Pyeatte Funeral Homes in Siloam Springs and Gravette, AR. Pete was a member of the Siloam Springs School Board for many years and served the community through his membership in a number of civic organizations.. In 1984, Pete sold his interest in Pyeatte Funeral Home and retired.
His first wife, Linda, passed away in 1987 after an extended illness. He married Patsy Eudy in 1995. They moved to Cape Girardeau in 1999. Patsy passed away in 2006 in Cape Girardeau.
Pete was an avid sports fan.He loved the St. Louis Cardinals, Arkansas Razorbacks, and collegiate basketball.
Survivors include 4 sons, Dr. Jacob Peter Pyeatte, Jr,.and wife Patti, of Cape Girardeau, Sam Pyeatte of Siloam Springs, Lonnie Eudy, and wife Michelle, of Siloam Springs, Dean Eudy of Arizona; three grandsons, Turner Eudy of Siloam Springs, Matt Pyeatte, of Cape Girardeau, and Jesse Pyeatte of St. Louis, MO; great-grandson, Jamison Pyeatte, and his mother, Sarah Pyeatte, of Cape Girardeau; and Molly, his beloved canine companion.
Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs. A private family service will be held at a later date. Local services are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
I have know Pete for over 60 years. I always enjoyed the times we visited, especially at Joe Fred's shop, and loved listened to his memories of Siloam. Until he moved, he was one of my "go to " people to find out about Siloam history. He was always cheerful and had a smile on his face. He was special and I will miss him greatly!
Michael Rapp Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM