Drew Peacock, Jr.
Mr. Drew Peacock, Jr., age 89, of Altha, FL passed away peacefully Thursday morning, August 7, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. Drew was born on April 18, 1925 in Altha and had lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Altha High School and attended Florida State University and University of Florida.He was a retired Rural Mail Carrier with over 35 years of service. Drew was a veteran of WWII serving 4 years in the United States Navy.He was on the Board of County Commissioners for 4 years, served 14 years on the Altha City Council working tirelessly to bring a centralized water system to the Town of Altha, served on the Apalachee Regional Planning Council from 1984 until 2004. Drew was a lifelong member of the Lion's Club, serving as president from 1975 until 1976, served on the Senior Citizens Transportation Board from 1992 until 2004, an active member of Altha PTO, an avid Wildcat Booster and a member of the McDonalds Breakfast Club.He Married Rachel Chambers of Ocala in 1948. They recently celebrated 66 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents, Drew and Ninver (Kingry) Peacock; sister, Lucille Delaney; brother, Gary Peacock. Drew was an active member of Altha First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director and Deacon.Survivors include, beloved wife of 66 years, Rachel Peacock of Altha, FL, three daughters, Charlotte Lima and her husband, Juan of Altha, FL, Linda Flanders and her husband, Jeff of Altha, FL, Kathy Lane and her husband, Travis of Morgantown, WV, two brothers, John K. (Sonny) Peacock and his wife, Jeanette of Altha, FL, Wallace Peacock and his wife, Polly of Chattahoochee, FL, two sisters, Evelyn Ganey of Anaheim, CA, Elizabeth Bailey and her husband, Morrell of Altha, FL, four grandchildren, Jeffery Flanders, Erin Lima and her husband, Travis Ake, Jeremy Flanders and his wife, Adrienne and Drew Lane, three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Anniston and Lincoln Flanders, sister-in-law, Sandra Peacock of Marianna, FL, lifelong friend, Plassie Rhyne.Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 am (CDT) at Altha First Baptist Church with Reverend Jim McIntosh officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 am (CDT) until service time at 11:00 at the Altha First Baptist Church.In lieu of flowers the family request contributions are made to the Altha First Baptist Church Building Fund / Children's Playground. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.
Peavy Funeral Home
20367 Evans Avenue Blountstown, FL 32424
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 8, 2014