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.