Jay Devalson Peacock
March 23, 1969 – September 21, 2020
The man who loved his wife, the father who adored his children, the brother who knew the importance of temple work, the son who prized his extended family, the friend who nurtured his relationships, the guy who cherished life right until the end…passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2020 after a long, brave, and courageous battle with cancer.
Jay was born on March 23, 1969 to Gayle and Richard Peacock. He was a much-adored little brother to Collette. While quite young, his dad married his stepmom Edeen and along with the marriage came two older brothers, Tom and Don and ultimately a new little sister, Janit. He grew up in Taylorsville, where he graduated high school as a proud Warrior. While growing up at the knee of his treasured Grandpa Jackson, Jay learned to restore and fix things around the home, create homemade gifts for his family, and assist his mom and others in their household projects.
At an early age, he developed a deep relationship with his Father in Heaven. His testimony remained strong throughout his life and was a source of support to many friends and family. With the desire to share the gospel and serve his Heavenly Father, Jay served honorably in the California San Bernardino mission. While serving, Jay met his eternal companion Patricia Kaszubowski and they were married May 29, 1993 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
For Jay, family life was where it was at. He cherished his wife Patty and their children, Kyrsten and Jayden. His mantra was work hard - play hard. To support his play, his side hustle was the family lawn care business. This helped him teach his children a strong work ethic. Knowing once their work was complete, they were off to their next adventure. The best soccer/cheer dad and #1 fan alive, Jay loved spending time as a family. A lake to boat, a spot to camp, a Christmas tree to find, a plane to jump out of, a dune to conquer…no adventure was off limits.
Jay will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Always eager to lend a helping hand, share his knowledge or bare his testimony, many considered themselves blessed to be one of his friends.
Jay’s faith stayed strong until the end. He was comforted knowing he will once again, be reunited again.
A viewing will be held Friday September 25, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 11122 South Black Hawk Drive, South Jordan Utah 84095. Everyone is welcome.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. Due to Covid, immediate and extended family only. Services may be viewed online at http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/southjordanutahcountrycrossingstake
Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South Valley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe Memorial.
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