George Peacock, Jr.
George Peacock Jr., 90, of Champaign passed away at 11:10 p.m. Thursday (February 26, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
George was born on October 20, 1924 in Urbana to George Peacock, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bessie) Showers Peacock. He was married to Vera Bracy on August 13, 1948. She preceded him in death on December 31, 1998.
He is survived by his son, Rodney Peacock of Urbana; two daughters, Sandra Leonard of Macon, Ga. and Marilyn Peacock of Champaign; four sisters, Fannie Freeman, and Joan Ellis (John), both of Champaign, Connie Peacock and Jesslyn Peacock, both of Urbana and one brother Jesse Peacock of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.
Mr. Peacock went to school in Urbana and was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy. He was a supervisor with Swift and ADM for 39 years, retiring in 1987. He was also a member of Salem Baptist Church serving on the Usher Board.
His hobby was gardening and also an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Illini fan.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park, Champaign with the service following from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Claude E. Shelby, Sr. Final resting place will be Mount Hope Mausoleum Chapel, 611 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.
Health and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 North Elm Street, Champaign, is in charge of arrangements.
View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
Rocky and Marilyn -
I would like to send my condolences to my long time friend, classmate and teammate, Rocky Peacock and his sister Marilyn. Please accept my sympathies on the death of your father. We lost our father nearly 40 years ago.
Although I met George Jr. many times, my best knowledge of him was through his children. Rocky and I and Marilyn and my younger sister, Pam, were friends and teammates. One of the most important tributes to an individual is the quality of their children. In this regard, George Jr. was a huge success as Rocky and Marilyn are outstanding individuals. I am quite confident that although George Jr. is gone, his positive influence lives on through his children, grand children and the extraordinary Peacock family.
From - Rich Patton and Pam Patton Mayer and Jeff Mayer