H.C. Peyrot was born on February 12, 1937 to John and Monte Peyrot in Gainesville, Texas, as number 11 of 13 children. He went to be with Jesus on January 18, 2022.
In early life, H.C. worked alongside his brothers and sisters as a child farming with his parents. He went to school until the 5th grade. H.C. and his brother James were basically twins being 18 months apart. They left home at the ages of 15 and 16 and have been together ever since. Where you saw one, you saw the other. He worked for the shoe factory, in Gainesville, for quite a while before getting into construction. He was known to ride a motorcycle, and to have even out ran the cops a couple of times. He always had a smile and $1 bill or quarter to offer to any child. They tickled him. He never married or had any children of his own, but was a bonus Dad to James Peyrot, Jr. He was dubbed “Unkie” and that’s how most knew him. He had a kind heart and big hands that were not afraid to work. He worked hard his entire life, right up to the point that he could just no longer do it. He never wanted for much. He lived a simple life. He lived a good, honest life.
In his later years he could be found eating breakfast at whichever was popular among his crowd that met every morning at 6 a.m.. He drove his little red truck all over Gainesville feeding cows and could barely see over the wheel. He wore a hat until he literally had to throw it away from the worn holes in the band. He didn’t make it to church every Sunday, but he always made sure to stop by and tithe. He loved Jesus.
H.C. is survived by his immediate family. Brother, James Peyrot, Sr., of Gainesville, TX. Nephew, James Peyrot, Jr. and wife, Katie and their kids, Kreed, Harper Claire (HC), and Winter.
He is also survived by his sisters Mary Ellen West, Lillie Price, and Elizabeth Perry. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Monte Peyrot, his brothers, George, Sam, David, Henry, B.T. and Andrew; and his sisters, Hilda Wilson and Ann Wharton; sister-in -law Loreta Peyrot, and nephew J.D. Peyrot.
Viewing will be from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Monday, January 24, 2022 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville followed by a Graveside service at 2:00 pm at New Hope Cemetery, Mountain Springs, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, tithe a little extra at your church.
One of the greatest I respected him very much unkie fish be bigger n heaven
Sending love and prayers
Sorry for your loss. The hat and little red truck says it all. He was one of a kind and we all have our “HC ” stories.
H C worked in the late 60’s early 70’s building houses with my grandfather and dad. and he was a very good man with a big hart.you will be missed
I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Peyrot Passing, he was a wonderful man. For many years I worked as a waitress as I attended college and he was one of our regulars. He was always a quiet manner A real gentleman. Prayers for you all during this challenging time and the upcoming days ahead. 🙏Troy & Tina ( Brinkley) Lutkenhaus
So sorry for yalls loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Peyrot family.
will miss him.he was a great fellow and a good friend