Mr. William Hotchkiss "Bill" Peacock Sr., age 76, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence following a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Jacksonville, Texas, to the late William Theodore Hotchkiss and Virginia Maureen Acker Hotchkiss. After the death of his father, his mother married Ralph William Peacock and he was adopted by him. He is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Texas A&M University
in College Station, Texas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He retired from Diamond V. Mills Inc. After retirement, he worked for the Stephen F. Austin State University police traffic department. He was a member of the Jaycees and the Nacogdoches Rotary Club
, a Little League baseball coach for many years, and a lifelong United Methodist Church member. He was a Master Mason and a member of Milam Masonic Lodge #2 in Nacogdoches and a Shriner. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emmie; his daughters, Penny Jane Peacock of Kingwood, Texas, Patty Peacock Hawkins and husband, David, of Houston, Texas, and Paula Peacock Estes and husband, Mike, of Tyler, Texas; son, William Hotchkiss "Billy" Peacock Jr. and wife, Trudonna, of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren Kristen Hawkins of Houston, Texas, Joshua Leo Hawkins of Houston, Texas, William Mathew Estes of Tyler, Texas, William Hotchkiss "Will" Peacock III of Katy, and Hunter Charles Peacock of Katy; a sister, Jayne Peacock Walton of Little Rock, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Douglas Hilton Hassell of Rusk, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary B. Hassell of Rusk; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas H. Peacock; brother-in-law, James Leahman Hassell; and a sister-in-law, Mary L. Hassell. A burial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Holcomb Cemetery in the Bulah community. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Hospital Street in Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961; the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, N.Y. 10163, www.nationalmssociety.org/donate; or the
. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.