Mr. William Hotchkiss "Bill" Peacock Sr., age 76, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence following a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Jacksonville to the late William Theodore Hotch-kiss and Virginia Maureen Acker Hotchkiss. After the death of his father, his moth-er married Ralph William Peacock and he was adopted by him. He was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Texas A&M University in College Station with a BBA where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He retired from Diamond V Mills Inc. After retirement he worked for the Stephen F. Austin State University Police Traffic Department. He was a member of the Jaycees, Nacogdoches Rotary Club, a Little League baseball coach for many years, and a lifelong United Methodist Church member. He was a Master Mason and a member of Milam Masonic Lodge No. 2 in Nacogdoches and a Shriner.
Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emmie; his daughters, Penny Jane Peacock, of Kingwood, Patty Peacock Hawkins and husband David, of Houston, and Paula Peacock Estes and husband Mike, of Tyler; son, William Hotchkiss "Billy" Peacock Jr. and wife Trudonna, of Katy; grandchildren, Lauren Kristen Hawkins, of Houston, Joshua Leo Hawkins, of Houston, William Mathew Estes, of Tyler, William Hotchkiss "Will" Peacock III, of Katy, Hunter Charles Peacock, of Katy; sister, Jayne Peacock Walton, of Little Rock, Ark.; brother-in-law, Douglas Hilton Hassell, of Rusk; sister-in-law, Mary B. Hassell, of Rusk; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas H. Peacock; brother-in-law, James Leahman Hassell; and a sister-in-law, Mary L. Hassell.
A burial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Holcomb Cemetery in the Bulah community.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at First United Methodist Church 201 E. Hospital St., Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital St., Nacogdoches, 75961; National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, N.Y., 10163, www.nationalmssociety.org/donate; or the
Arrangements are under direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 N. St., Nacogdoches. To sign the guestbook go to www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 29, 2014