James R “Jimmy” Peacock

March 17, 1940 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


James R “Jimmy” Peacock passed away Sunday, August 6, 2023. He was 83.

Jimmy was born March 17, 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama to Curtis and Mary Ruth Peacock. He was a pharmacist and leader in the town of New Brockton where he was the owner and operator of Peacock Drugs for 30 years. He served his community for decades in various ways. He was a longtime deacon at First Baptist Church New Brockton, president of the New Brockton Athletic Club during the construction of the first football field and stadium, and City Councilman. His community chose to honor him as Man of the Year in New Brockton in the 80s. He loved to teach Sunday School and taught many Bible Studies throughout his life being particularly fond of teaching the book of Revelation. He was a natural musician who could play the guitar, and a mean boogie woogie on the piano. He played saxophone in a rock and roll band in the 50s called the Rebelaires which was later honored by the Alabama Senate. The Rebelaires cut a record in the 50s with WeeRebel Records which featured the titles Satellite Rock and Alaska Rock. Always known around the community as a good singer, he sang solos in church and for many funerals. As a young man he was quite the athlete. He was recognized as an All State Football player in Alabama in 1958 playing both quarterback and defense at Notasulga High School. He was also a basketball and baseball athlete during his high school years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Kathryn Heard Peacock, his children, Heather Peacock and son in law Jeff Wickell, Holly Peacock, and Hayden Thornton and son in law Matt Thornton and grandchildren, Ryan Wickell and his wife Sarah Wickell, Camille Wickell, Grace Wickell, Matti Thornton, Josh Wickell, and Scout Thornton.

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