Peeler, Colin Michael, 51, of O’Fallon, MO, died on January 28, 2023.
Colin was born in Alvin, TX, moved to St. Louis at age 13 where he graduated from Lafayette High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at Drake University in Psychology, attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale for his Masters in Behavior Analysis, and completed his training with a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University.
Colin was married to Angie (Damico) on December 18, 1999.
Colin began his career as a professor at Florida State University. There he developed an early intervention program for children with autism. He spent five years in Florida before returning to Missouri. Colin and Angie opened Behavior Solutions, Inc. in 2005 and have served several hundred families with special needs in the St. Louis metro area. Colin’s mission was to provide the best ABA therapy to the clients we served. He had a special talent for working with the most challenging clients. He served as the board president for MO Families for Effective Autism Treatment, presented at several conferences and published in his field. Colin was also an accomplished athlete. He was a state champion swimmer in high school and continued to swim throughout his life. In 2006 Colin began competing in triathlons and quickly grew to love it. Over the next several years he completed 4 Full Ironman races and many other shorter races. His training buddies will tell you he was the fastest swimmer and hard to keep up with on the bike! Colin’s best friend was our dog Buddy, he took him almost everywhere.
Colin’s number one passion was his family. He loved being a son, husband, uncle and especially a dad. His sons were his whole heart. He was also an amazing friend to many.
Colin is survived by his wife Angie; his sons, Michael and Jacob; his mom Audrey; his sister Michelle; nephews AJ, JT, Joe and Sam; nieces Emily and Caroline.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Lee Peeler.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm at Sunrise Church in O’Fallon, MO on Saturday, February 4, 2023. A visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 2pm.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite local charity in honor of Colin.