HAMPTON - Edward Peck passed away to be with his wife and heavenly father on June 25, 2012.
He was a Peninsula native and resident. Also he was drum major, class president and commencement speaker at Newport News High School and a member of First Friends Church, serving in many capacities including 40 years as Sunday school superintendent. He was a licensed real estate broker and president of Edward Peck realty for 48 years, prior to that he worked at The Daily Press for 25 years. An Army veteran of WWII, he was devoted to life long learning.
Preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Eleanor R. Peck; his parents, Gay and Wesley Peck; and brothers, Robert, Raymond and Sidney Peck; survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Schwartz and her husband Robbie; his son, Dale Peck and his wife Betsy; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
His family and friends will miss his good natured manner and strong desire to make everyone comfortable and smile.
The family would like to thank doctors Todd Weisman, Mark Clark and Edu Mohammed for their compassionate care. He enjoyed his time at the Devonshire and the friends he made while he was there.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at First Friends Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lighthouse of Collier, a center assisting those with blindness and vision loss to live independently, at 424 Bayfront Pl., Naples, FL 34102. The volunteer executive director of the Lighthouse of Collier is Edward's granddaughter, Kathleen Peck. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.