Kevin Peacock

November 7, 1941April 10, 2014

John Kevin Peacock, 72, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on April 10, 2014, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. Born in the Bronx, NY, on November 7, 1941, he moved his family in 1976 to Lakewood, where he served as a dedicated volunteer fireman for Reliance Hose Co. #4. He lived there for 20 years, later moving to Point Pleasant Beach for 10 years and finally to Leisure Knoll in Manchester in 2006. Kevin served in the US Air Force for 12 years and NJ Air National Guard for 10 years, retiring as Master Sergeant. He was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2004, and most recently worked part time for the Home Depot in Neptune. Kevin also was a member of the Manasquan ELKS. He loved and enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening, and reading Scottish history. Most of all, Kevin loved his family. Both Kevin and Carol often could be heard saying that they were the best thing to happen to each other. He will be greatly missed. Kevin is survived by his devoted wife Carol Peacock, his loving daughter Colleen Peacock, son Stephen Peacock and his wife Jen, and his two cherished granddaughters, Julia and Quinn. He is also survived by his brother Owen Peacock and his wife Helena, his sister Eileen O’Connell and her husband Joseph, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759, on Monday April 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Services will begin at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 15, at 9:00am, and then to Saint John’s Church 619 Chestnut St. Lakehurst, where at 10 am a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Interment to follow, with Military Honors at the Brig. Gen. WC Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Please visit to post a tribute.


  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Burial Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Sandy Carels Fowler

April 17, 2014

Dear Carol, Colleen, Steve and Family, Kevin was a great First Sgt. in the NJANG. He always had a way to make you laugh. Someone spoke of his "smirk" that I shall never forget. May God Bless You and give you strength during this difficult time.

Jim Chewning

April 17, 2014

Dear Carol and family. I am so sorry for your lost. I had the privilege of serving with Kevin in the 170th Clinic. We shared many laughs and good times together while serving our country. He was a kind and considerate man and a great leader. Prayers out to you and the family.

Mike DuMont

April 16, 2014

We wore the same uniform oh so many years ago. We shared laughs and criticisms of the military yet we loved to serve and respected each other for serving. Another sergeant on a flight to heaven his mission complete. His memory is his gift to those he left behind to honor him, as I will, for sharing is time here with us.

Linda Taylor

April 15, 2014

Dear Carol & Family; It is with heavy heart that I say good-bye to this loveable, funny guy! Kevin bowled every Tuesday morning at The Lanes in Sea Girt, and I was privedged to have his decaf coffee ready for him. Always one large, and in about an hour or so, a decaf small. He always joked about his bowling skills, or lack there-of. Always a friendly greeting and a laugh or two about something,or someone. He will be so deeply missed by all. Prayers to you all for your loss. Most sincerely, Linda Taylor, Sea Girt Lanes.

April 15, 2014

Dear Carol and family our sincere condolences for your loss.
Dan and Diane Menchini

Eileen and Tom Dillon

April 15, 2014

Dear Colleen and the Peacock Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I will always remember the verbal zingers he would say with a smirk on his face, waiting for me to send one back to him. Tom has such a fond memory celebrating St. Patrick's Day in NYC with your family and talking with your dad, and enjoying a pint or two of Guinness with him. Your dad certainly always made us laugh. May fond memories help all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love and prayers,

Ginny Moffat

April 14, 2014

Dear Carol & Family,

So sorry to hear of your husband Kevin's deepest sympathy to you & your family..may the many wonderful memories be forever in your heart.
Ginny & Gary Moffat

Kathryn Cosby

April 14, 2014

We will miss John at the Neptune Home Depot....a great associate, loyal leader of the Infocus Team for safety and very dedicated to the entire store.

Kathryn Cosby/HD

April 14, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Kalla Byrd

April 14, 2014

Although I didn't know your Dad, I've grieving for you and your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man and I'm sure you have a great big hole in your heart now. I'm praying that God's comfort will sustain you in the days ahead.