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Peyton and his family were our neighbors in Nagoya, Japan, when we were married in 1961.with Christy serving as our flower girl. Many years have passed by since then, but we will always have a special place in our hearts for the joy of knowing Peyton and his family. Peyton had a deep love for Japan and was committed to all those he served in his ministry. May God's love and comfort sustain all those who grieve at his passing,

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Posted by: George and Yoko Gish - Tokyo, Japan - Old friends   Jan 01, 2015

Your in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful life he led.


Posted by: Renee Vaughn - Nokesville, VA   Jan 01, 2015

Peyton gifted the world with his loving daughter, Virginia, and his grand daughter Samantha. The spiritual foundation he provided them echoes across time and distance to me in that their love for each other and their caring natures I've witnessed repeatedly. Though this life remains a short thing, clear remains the love you left behind when you gave of your heart and your spiritual passion that you instilled in Virginia and Samantha. Such love, personified by these two, can never cease, and most certainly such spiritual power will continue to mark this world in perpetuity.


Posted by: Tom Neel - Fairfax, VA   Dec 31, 2014

My Uncle Peyton and Aunt Lou were instrumental in getting me my job teaching English in Japan. I'll never forget arriving there after a long flight, finally falling to sleep only to be awakened by Peyton knocking on the hotel door saying "I know you're up" and taking me to climb Mt. Fuji (didn't make it to the top that time!). Years later he proudly said he had a proprietary interest in my career since he helped get it started!

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Posted by: Jeanne Hind - Denver, CO   Dec 31, 2014

He loved to tell stories. I asked him where he wanted to be as he lay on the hospital bed in his last hours. He said "On Lake Norjiri (our summer cabin in Japan) on our sail boat in a race going around the last bouy and being in first place." I know many of you can understand the simple pleasure of being on a sail boat with the wind flowing through the sails; the exhilaration, the ease, the finish

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Posted by: Virginia, Patrick and Samantha Bennett - Fairfax, VA   Dec 31, 2014