OBITUARY

Raymond Eugene Peacock

July 27, 1940May 13, 2019
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Ray E. Peacock, 78, of Fort Smith, AR passed away on May 13, 2019. He was born July 27, 1940 in Liberal, KS to Raymond Peacock & 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, Pam Peacock, of 59 years; daughter, Debbie & husband Tommy Perito, daughter, Deanna and husband Ray Strickland; son, Raymond L. & 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 & Lane Denne; and his six great-grandchildren, Hailey, Alana, Colin, Hayden, Brandon & Alicen.

Ray was very proud to become an Eagle Scout and earn his God & Country award while in high school. Out of high school, he joined the 101st Airborne where he was a paratrooper. He later became a Kansas City, MO firefighter until he moved to Van Buren, AR 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 the Elks Lodge 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.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Rosary beginning at 6:00pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 12:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church with burial immediately following at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Blake Peacock, Ryan Denne, Alex Perito, Kyle Denne, Don Chavis, Steve Burton, Damon Reeder & 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 has also asked for donations to be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation at michaeljfox.org

  • FAMILY

  • Pam Peacock, Loving wife of 59 years
  • Debbie Perito and husband Tommy, Daughter
  • Deanna Strickland and husband Ray, Daughter
  • Wendy Denne and husband Marty, Daughter
  • Lisa Van Hecke and husband Micky, Daughter
  • Raymond L. Peacock & wife Anne, Son
  • Raymond & Ruby (Nix) Peacock, Parents
  • Larry Peacock, Brother
  • Brandi Wooten, Grandchild
  • Emily Treadaway, Grandchild
  • Blake Peacock, Grandchild
  • Ryan Denne, Grandchild
  • Lauren Denne, Grandchild
  • Kaila Webb, Grandchild
  • Dani Nichols, Grandchild
  • Alex Perito, Grandchild
  • Kyle Denne, Grandchild
  • Lane Denne, Grandchild
  • Hailey, Alana, Colin, Hayden, Brandon & Alicen, Great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Blake Peacock, Active Bearer
  • Ryan Denne, Active Bearer
  • Alex Perito, Active Bearer
  • Kyle Denne, Active Bearer
  • Don Chavis, Active Bearer
  • Steve Burton, Active Bearer
  • Damon Reeder, Active Bearer
  • Guy Smith, Active Bearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Rosary Servoce Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 17, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial with Military Honors

Memories

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dexter brown

May 21, 2019

Wendy,
I was so sorry when recently I was told your dad had passed away. I know you loved him very much. During this difficult time, I hope someone was there for you just as many years ago you were there for me. Best wishes to you and your family.
Dexter

Debbie Bell Patrylick

May 17, 2019

Prayers for the family. Rest in peace Ray. Debbie Patrylick

Christopher Perry

May 16, 2019

Ray was always a gentleman. My Libby loved him. I regret I could not be there show my respect. He will be missed at our Friday evening Elks Lodge dinners. Pam, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You have both my sympathy and condolences. If there is anything that I can do to be of service to you please just send me an email or call me, Take comfort that he is with the Lord now. May God give you comfort and peace as you mourn his loss. May God Bless You & Yours.

Debbie Perito

May 16, 2019

Debbie Perito

May 16, 2019

Kim Miller-Burns

May 15, 2019

Pam, Debbie, Deanna, Raymond, Wendy, and Lisa...I am so very sorry for your loss. I have nothing but wonderful memories visiting your family each summer with my mom, Diana, and sister, Michele. Ray and Pam were such great friends to my mom throughout the years and such amazing support to her during her battle with cancer. Ray could make anyone laugh with his quick wit and humor! Much love and comfort to all of you during this time.
Love,
Kim and family

Carolyn Bell

May 15, 2019

My best buddie. so many years of travelling to fun places with you two. Can't replace them but the memories will last forever.

Gary Miller

May 14, 2019

Pam, I am sorry to learn of Ray's passing. I think of you guys often and recall all the fun times we enjoyed so many years ago. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family and may Ray rest in eternal peace.
Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.
Gary Miller

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Biography

Ray E. Peacock, 78, of Fort Smith, AR passed away on May 13, 2019. He was born July 27, 1940 in Liberal, KS to Raymond Peacock & 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, Pam Peacock, of 59 years; daughter, Debbie & husband Tommy Perito, daughter, Deanna and husband Ray Strickland; son, Raymond L. & 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 & Lane Denne; and his six great-grandchildren, Hailey, Alana, Colin, Hayden, Brandon & Alicen.

Ray was very proud to become an Eagle Scout and earn his God & Country award while in high school. Out of high school, he joined the 101st Airborne where he was a paratrooper. He later became a Kansas City, MO firefighter until he moved to Van Buren, AR 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 the Elks Lodge 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.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Rosary beginning at 6:00pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 12:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church with burial immediately following at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Blake Peacock, Ryan Denne, Alex Perito, Kyle Denne, Don Chavis, Steve Burton, Damon Reeder & 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 has also asked for donations to be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation at michaeljfox.org