Rachel Chambers Peacock, 90, of Altha, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday evening, August 7, 2015, at her home following a brief illness.
Rachel was born on July 28, 1925, in Trenton, Florida. She moved to Ocala, Florida, as a small child and graduated from Ocala High School in 1943. She graduated from Florida State College for Women/Florida State University in 1947 with a degree in Botany. While at FSU, she lettered in sports. She moved to Altha during the same year to teach science. There she met and married her soulmate, Drew Peacock, Jr., in 1948. She retired from teaching after 37 years of service. Rachel was an active educator who taught biology, chemistry, physics, and other science courses. Rachel was an active member of Altha First Baptist where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, assistant treasurer, and member of the building committee. For many years, she volunteered as a tax preparer for Calhoun County assisting low income families. She was an active member of the Altha PTO and an avid Altha Wildcat Booster. In addition, she thoroughly enjoyed working in the yard and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Daniel and Lola Chambers; her brother, Ralph Chambers; and her husband and true love of 66 years, Drew Peacock, Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Lima and her husband, Juan, of Altha, Linda Flanders and her husband, Jeff, of Altha, Kathy Lane and her husband, Travis, of Morgantown, West Virginia; her sister-in-law, Mildred Chambers, of Athens, Georgia; four grandchildren, Jeffery Flanders, Erin Lima and her husband, Travis Ake, Jeremy Flanders and his wife, Adrienne, and Drew Lane; four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Anniston, and Lincoln Flanders, and Olivia Ake.
Memorial services will be held Monday, August 10, at 2:00 pm (CDT) at Altha First Baptist Church with Reverend Jim McIntosh officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Monday, August 10, from 1:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm (CDT) at the Altha First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be 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 (ph. 674-2266).
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