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John Steven Peacock, 45, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Memorial Health Hospital after a long illness. John attended local schools, graduated from Savannah Corporate Academy, and attended South College.

With the encouragement of his step grandfather, John settled into the life of a trucker…both local and long haul from coast to coast and border to border, even into Canada and Mexico. He loved the trucking life, but illness forced him into retirement. John also loved his family and decided in 2012 that he needed to become his Aunt Lynne’s protector in her daily struggles with Transverse Myelitis. As often as possible, he scheduled his week off after being on the road for three weeks so that he could be with her if she had a reaction to medical infusions; however, she became his caregiver and protector.

John spent his childhood at Bible Baptist Church, where he trusted Christ as his Savior. Recently, he became a member of and loved worshipping close to his home at the Southwest Baptist Church in Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his maternal Great Grandparents John and Pauline Campbell. Grandfather Chester Hillman Boatright, Sr. Step grandfather James Wesley Mitchell. Step father Tommy Rhodes. Uncle Leon W. Campbell. Step sister Kimberly Rhodes. Step uncle Jimmy Mitchell. Paternal Grandparents Robert and Sarah Peacock. Step brother Kevin Lawless.

He is survived by his mother Cathye Boatright Rhodes of Pooler. Maternal Grandmother whom he loved dearly and talked to almost daily, Patricia Boatright Mitchell. Father Steve J. Peacock (Lynda) of Pt. Wentworth. Brothers: Travis W. Peacock (Danielle) of Richmond Hill. Kenneth A. Peacock (Amber/Nieces Khloe, Piper, Alyvia) of Washington, D.C. Sister: Miranda L. Oglesby (Alfred/ Nephews Austin, Axel) of Pooler. Step sisters: Shelly Stubbs (Nephews Justin Rowland and Colin Stubbs). Kim’s son: Branden Price. Teresa Lawless Brown (Ken/ daughter Meghan). Stephanie Lawless. Half-sister; Nitie Deese (Marvin/Children: Ollie, Charles, Arden). Uncles: Butch Boatright (Susan/ Cousins Beth, Chad, Drew). Jimmy Campbell (Brenda/Cousins Kim and Logan) of Jacksonville. Benjie Peacock (Brenda/Cousins Jennifer, Jessica, and Janet). Aunts: Lynne Boatright. Lenore Holland Campbell. Step aunt Marcia Strickland (Bobby/Marcia’s children Wesley Horton and Amy Edenfield) of Guyton. Step uncle William Mitchell (Emma) of Brownsville, TX. John is blessed with an extended family of cousins and friends from all over the United States.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, August 28, 2021, at Southwest Baptist Church – 831 Little Neck Road, Savannah.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, August 28, 2021, at Southwest Baptist Church – 831 Little Neck Road, Savannah, officiated by the Reverend Robert (Benjie) Peacock, pastor of Southwest Baptist Church and Mr. Travis W. Peacock from the pastoral staff of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill. Burial will be at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2021, in Hillcrest Abbey West – 1336 Dean Forest Road, Savannah.

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  1. mary pennington says:

    I come from a line of Peacocks and have written a book on line called My Mother was a Peacock and so am I. She lived in Oklahoma City, OK, Mineola, TX, and Chickasha, OK. Her father was John Peacock, and she was named Mary Ethel Peacock. Sorry for your loss. MLP

  2. Betty Lee says:

    Thoughts & prayers & hugs

  3. David and Marilyn Barnes says:

    Cathye and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bbless

  4. Debbie Stark says:

    Cathye, Lynne, Aunt Pat and all of the family – my prayers are with you during this time. I know it’s hard but just imagine the glory John is seeing with Jesus. Love all of you.

  5. Fay Brown says:

    Cathye, Lynne & Patricia, I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your precious loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My love to you.

  6. Teresa Walker Wayman says:

    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have very fond memories of the entire family. I have known each of you for my entire life and consider each of you my extended family. I love each of you dearly and my heart breaks for you. Please know that even though I can not be there for the service that I’m praying for each of you. I enjoyed my phone call with Mrs Lynne Boatright reminiscing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  7. Robin Smiley says:

    I would like to extend my thoughts,love, and prayers to all the family. John sure was one of a kind that is for sure! He would stop in the rental office at least once a week and try to ruffle my feathers after I learned he was on oxygen and try to get a cigarette…. Just to see me get all bunched up. Often I’m out front working and frustrated and he would always make sure to stop and speak and then hit me with some kinda question, phrase, or sarcasm just so I would laugh or smile for a moment. Very kind hearted man and I am honored that I was able to have met him and interact with him over the last few year. The great always go young and I am sure without a doubt he was a mighty great man! You will forever be in my mind and heart John until we meet again fly high and keep watch over us all. ❤️

  8. Charles Elmgren says:

    I’m so very sorry for y’all’s loss. I will be praying.

  9. Jamie Herbster says:

    So very sorry to learn about John’s passing. He was a courageous man that loved the Lord, his family and friends. Sending deepest sympathy and prayers to you.

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