William Hotchkiss "Bill" Peacock Sr.

November 10, 1937January 27, 2014

Mr. William Hotchkiss “Bill” Peacock Sr., age 76, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at his residence following a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

He was born November 10, 1937, in Jacksonville, Texas, to the late William Theodore Hotchkiss and Virginia Maureen Acker Hotchkiss. After the death of his father, his mother married Ralph William Peacock and he was adopted by him. He is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a BBA where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He retired from Diamond V Mills Inc. After retirement he worked for the Stephen F. Austin State University Police Traffic Department. He was a member of the Jaycees, Nacogdoches Rotary Club, a Little League baseball coach for many years, and a lifelong United Methodist Church member. He was a Master Mason and a member of Milam Masonic Lodge #2 in Nacogdoches and a Shriner.

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emmie; his daughters, Penny Jane Peacock of Kingwood, Texas, Patty Peacock Hawkins and husband David of Houston, Texas, and Paula Peacock Estes and husband Mike of Tyler, Texas; son, William Hotchkiss “Billy” Peacock Jr. and wife Trudonna of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren Kristen Hawkins of Houston, Texas, Joshua Leo Hawkins of Houston, Texas, William Mathew Estes of Tyler, Texas, William Hotchkiss “Will” Peacock III of Katy, Texas, Hunter Charles Peacock of Katy, Texas; a sister, Jayne Peacock Walton of Little Rock, Arkansas; a brother-in-law, Douglas Hilton Hassell of Rusk, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary B. Hassell of Rusk, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas H. Peacock; brother-in-law, James Leahman Hassell; and a sister-in-law, Mary L. Hassell.

A burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Holcomb Cemetery in the Bulah community.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Hospital Street in Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961; the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163,; or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Online memories and condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Graveside Rites Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Felicia Sarver

February 18, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I did not know William however, I have had the privilege of working with his daughter Penny Peacock and if she is anything at all like her father he had to be an amazing person. I pray that God continues to be with the family and friends in this time of need and that you all are lifted up.

Diane Klosterman

February 14, 2014

To the Peacock Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have worked for Diamond V for 30 years and I recall Bill working here during my early years. He was a great man. My deepest sympathy,

Lois Ann Godfrey

February 6, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are the entire family! You all were such a part of our lives through all the years! Bill was an amazing man and friend! Wish we had been able to be there, but just learned of his passing too late! Love you all, Gary and Lois Ann Godfrey

January 31, 2014

Em and Family
My prayers and deepest condolences are offered to you in this time of great loss. Be reassured that Bill suffers and wants no more for he is with our loving savior. We will all see him again one day and spend eternity together. Thanks for sharing him.
Gig 'Em Bill,
Don Glover '68 & '70
Round Rock, Texas

Lynette Box Stephenson

January 31, 2014

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

David Gideon

January 31, 2014

What a great family and good friends you were to us in Sulphur Springs. Our thoughts are with you and our prayers are for you. May God bless all of you and give you peace.

Rick Bassett

January 30, 2014

To the family of Bill - I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man and I was very fortunate to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick Bassett (friend of Paula and Mike)

Judy Watkins

January 30, 2014

Emmie, Charles just let me know of Bill's death. I am so sorry. He was a good friend to Mike and I. I know he will be missed by you and your family. My love and prayers are with you.

January 30, 2014

Paula, We are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Bruce, Robin and Brian Insalaco

Glyn Sloan

January 30, 2014

Dear Peacock family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers for the days ahead, Paula my memory of our trip with your mom and dad to Rock Port in middle school is one I will always treasure…right after watching Jaws in the theater…your dad was so witty and fun the whole time…your family will always be special to me.
Glyn Bussey Sloan