Mr. Verlin O. Peacock Sr., age 76, formerly of Yulee passed away at his home in Jacksonville on Saturday morning, August 27, 2016.
Born in Eastman, GA, he was one of eight children born to the late Thomas Martin and Annie Lois Haynes Peacock. At the age of four his family moved to North Jacksonville. In 1958 he married a Jacksonville native, Eva Ann Caldwell. The newlyweds made their first home in Garden City. For many years Mr. Peacock ran a milk route for Holly Hill Dairy before joining Liberty National Life Insurance Company in 1971. During his years with Liberty National he was more than the Insurance Agent but became a friend and advisor to many residents of Yulee and Fernandina Beach. Verlin remained with Liberty National for twenty seven years before retiring to take care of his wife, who passed away in 2003. He had also worked with Oxley Heard Funeral Directors during the mid 1990s until the mid 2000s. In July of 2006 Verlin and Portia L. “Bunny” Jones married.
Early in his life, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and yardwork. As he reached the age of retirement he began enjoying relaxation and traveling with Bunny.
Mr. Peacock was a former member of Main Street Baptist Church and had attended Celebration Baptist Church in Yulee.
In addition to his parents and first wife he is preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Gail Peacock, two brothers, Elmer and Charles and a sister, Alene Rand.
He leaves behind, his wife, Bunny Peacock, Jacksonville, FL, children, Verlin O. “Buddy’ Peacock Jr., Lake Asbury, FL, Debbie Dow and her husband Ricky, Joyce Peterson and her husband, Tommy, all of Yulee, FL, Jamie Freeland and Amanda Dickinson, both of Jacksonville, FL, brothers and sisters, Ray Peacock, Marion, AR, Edwin Peacock, Jacksonville, FL, David Peacock, Callahan, FL, Melba Ayres and her husband, Don, Suffolk, VA, Alan Jones, Yulee, FL, Gail Hurst and her husband, Frank, Fernandina Beach, FL, Yvonne Smith and her husband, Skip, Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Ricky Dow Jr., Rika Dow, Angela Mosley, Ryan Mosley, Julie Peterson, Justin Peterson and his wife, Katy, Jourdan Dickinson, Cheyenne Freeland, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Celebration Baptist Church with his grandson, Justin Peterson, officiating.
Mr. Peacock will be laid to rest at 2:30 pm beside his daughter and former wife in Evergreen Cemetery.
His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Oxley – Heard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225