John William Peacock
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SHREVEPORT, LA - John William Peacock, 80 years of age, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 28, 2012 at North Caddo Medical Center.
John William "Bill" Peacock was born on September 27, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport, he attended New Mexico Military Institute and Centenary College before transferring to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Bill graduated from LSU in 1953 with a degree from the College of Commerce. After graduating, Bill served in the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant in Fairford, England. Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he began working for Peacock Surgical & Company. Bill retired in 1998 as President of Peacock Surgical.
Bill was a member of First Methodist Church, the Shreveport Club, East Ridge Country Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Shreveport Rotary Club. Bill enjoyed his life, good friends and travelling with his family. Bill owned many dogs throughout his life and had a deep affection for each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Williams Peacock and William Arnold Peacock and sister, Martha Peacock Dart. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sidney Barrow Peacock and their children, Martha Peacock Ross and husband Lew, Barrow Peacock and wife Melanie and four grandchildren whom he adored, Sidney Marie Ross, Russell Peacock, William Peacock and Henry Peacock as well as numerous special friends and extended family members.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Pete Blanchard for his years of continuous care and to the staff of Life Care for their care and compassion given to Bill. The family would also like to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. John Haynes and Dr. John Woods and the caretakers at North Caddo Medical Center for their devoted compassion to Bill during his stay with them. The family would also like to thank and are grateful to all of Bill's friends.
Visitation for Bill will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Osborn Funeral Home. Graveside services will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. Pat Day.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Methodist Church, North Caddo Medical Center Foundation or the organization of your choice.
Published in Shreveport Times on May 29, 2012