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Raymond Peacock


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Raymond Peacock
Ray E. Peacock, 78, of Fort Smith, passed away May 13, 2019. He was born July 27, 1940, in Liberal, Kan., to Raymond Peacock and Ruby (Nix) Peacock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Peacock; and granddaughter, Brandi Wooten.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pam Peacock; daughter, Debbie and husband Tommy Perito; daughter, Deanna and husband Ray Strickland; son, Raymond L. and wife Anne Peacock; daughter, Wendy and husband Marty Denne; and daughter, Lisa and husband Micky Van Hecke. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Emily Treadaway, Blake Peacock, Ryan Denne, Lauren Denne, Kaila Webb, Dani Nichols, Alex Perito, Kyle Denne and Lane Denne; and his six great-grandchildren, Hailey, Alana, Colin, Hayden, Brandon and Alicen.
Ray was very proud to become an Eagle Scout and earn his God and Country Award while in high school. Out of high school, he joined the 101st Airborne Division, where he was a paratrooper. He later became a Kansas City, Mo., firefighter until he moved to Van Buren, where he worked as a truck driver for Bell Trucking. He later founded his own trucking company, Peacock Enterprises, until he retired in 2010. After retirement, he joined Elks Lodge No. 341 where he loved his Elks family and their volunteer work. Some of his many loves were boating, motorcycles, drag racing and driving his modified race car. He was also an avid reader, beginning as a young boy.
Funeral Mass will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church with burial immediately following at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Blake Peacock, Ryan Denne, Alex Perito, Kyle Denne, Don Chavis, Steve Burton, Damon Reeder and Guy Smith.
The Peacock family would like to thank Dr. Charles Jennings for all his continued years of service and care for Ray.
The family asks that donations to be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation online at .
To place online condolences, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Record on May 16, 2019
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