Mr. Drew Peacock, Jr., 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, and 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; and brother, Gary Peacock.
Drew was an active member of Altha First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director and Deacon.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Rachel Peacock, of Altha; three daughters, Charlotte Lima and her husband, Juan, of Altha, Linda Flanders and her husband, Jeff, of Altha, and Kathy Lane and her husband, Travis, of Morgantown, WV; two brothers, John K. (Sonny) Peacock and his wife, Jeanette, of Altha, and Wallace Peacock and his wife, Polly, of Chattahoochee, FL; two sisters, Evelyn Ganey of Anaheim, CA, and Elizabeth Bailey and her husband, Morrell, of Altha; 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; a sister-in-law, Sandra Peacock, of Marianna, FL; and a lifelong friend, Plassie Rhyne.
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 9, at 11:00 am (CDT) at Altha First Baptist Church with Reverend Jim McIntosh officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family received friends Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 am (CDT) until service time at 11:00 at the Altha First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions are made to the Altha First Baptist Church Building Fund / Children’s Playground.
All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).